Friday, December 30, 2016

60 Years

My In-Laws celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month, and I wanted to make a special card for them.

 The symbol for 60 years is Diamond, so that was my focus.  I have no gem type stamps, so I looked for drawings of diamonds and found one that with the aid of a ruler I felt I could copy fairly well. 

After drawing it lightly with pencil, I colored it with colored pencils in shades of dark grey, light grey and silver.  I added strokes of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to different areas of the gem.    I added the 60 die cut with Avery Elle Count On it Dies cut from DCVW glitter paper.  The sentiment comes from Hero Arts.

Underneath at each of the top sides and the bottom point of the gem, there are Chibi lights in white. I had a few hic ups along the way, primarily not realizing how bright those lights were and how much shadow they could create under the panel outlining every crooked piece of foam tape I had laid down.  I tripled my front panel by cutting more with the WPlus9 Sunshine layers die and that helped tremendously with the shadows.

Have a wonderful New Year !
As ever, thanks for stopping by!


Betty said...

wonderful card Cat - your in-laws will love it - bet it's really beautiful with the Chibi lights!

Greta said...

Wowzer!!! You're an amazing DIL to make such a special card for them, Cat! You should have seen my face when I read you drew the diamond--totally in awe!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

You made a lovely sketch of the diamond! This is a truly special card for a very special occasion!

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a fabulous diamond, Cat ... amazing that you drew it yourself! Love the idea of the backlighting ... is it too late for you to show a photo? Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

Outstanding diamond, Cat!!! I'm betting they will LOve it, too!
Happiest New Year, my friend!

Crafting with Jeanne said...

So cool that you drew it yourself. It turned out great! Chibi lights!! I haven't ventured there yet; good for you. I bet it looks fabulous!

lauren bergold said...

holy DIAMOND-encrusted macaroni!! i was already in love with this, even before i realized you drew and shaded this yourself??!?!? <3 <3 <3 all i can say is, "wow!" or rather, "WOW!!!!" (srsly... wow...)

Jean said...

A fantastic card to celebration an incredible milestone!