June 7, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #40 - Wedding/Anniversary

This week's challenge was Wedding/Anniversary. How appropriate since Eric and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary. Although this in not the card I made him. To make this card I used my mirror image stamp. This stamp allows you to reverse an image by stamping the image onto the surface of this stamp and then you use that block to stamp your image in reverse (the image is always just a little lighter too). I don't use it a lot, but I do use it and I always love the results when I do. So, with that said, now you know how I achieved the double image in reverse. I decided to make one of the little mice white instead of the brown. Since we have had all different colors in mice and rats as pets I thought a little white one would be nice. I kept this clean and simple, which can be a hard thing for me to do at times. I went with a traditional red, black and white, I always think that is so elegant and sharp. I embossed the background with the hearts cuttlebug embossing folder and then on the black mat I used a fiskars corner/border punch to add a little detail in elegance without a lot of work. This card really did not take me that long at all, I would say I did it easily in a half an hour if not less. Ok... well, that is for me today, I am dang tired from celebrating the other night still, so I think I will post this and veg for a while! And remember you can always click the picture to get a closer look at the image.... OH and the inside says " two lives, two hearts, joined together in friendship, united forever in love". That is the verse we used on our wedding invitations I made 10 years ago though.

ok.. well, here's to another 10 years!!


Elizabeth said...

Congrats and Happy Anniverary to you and your hubby! What an adorable card, I really need to learn that reverse stamping trick that is great! Thank you dear friend for honoring with such a sweet award. I am getting ready to blog it and send it to some very deserving artists. Hugs XXX Beth

~MudpieMouse said...

Happy Anniversary and congratuations on 10 years. That's awesome! I love the card you made. The red, white and black are fabulous together. Keep on stampin' on!

Carmen O. said...

What a sweet card and I love the colors. What great contrast. Great job!