Friday, October 28, 2016

51st Thankful Anniversary!

Celebrating 51 years with My Guy!

I truly am thankful for my DH Denny.  After 51 years, each year gets better...amazing, huh!  We still love doing most everything together.  Denny does not stamp,  but he is an honest critique with a very creative eye.

I always make cards with a nature theme for Denny.  Since we just got home from 3 1/2 weeks of camping and hiking in the Great Basin high country that is so gorgeous this time of year with all the beautiful Aspen tree colors,  I just had to make Denny a card using my TCW Aspen Trees Stencil.

I taped my stencil down with masking tape over Yupo Paper and carefully placed the tip of each of the colors of  Alcohol Ink bottles onto the stencil before carefully adding Citrus, Sailboat Blue, Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange.

I then removed the masking tape and stencil.  Let the piece air dry.  Buffed with paper towel and then replaced stencil and traced the trees using my Staedler permanent ink black marker.

I used Archival Black ink and my MISTI to stamp the sentiment and popped up a punched heart.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Tomorrow we celebrate.  Thank you for visiting and I especially appreciate your comments.  Hugs..

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SSS "Lots of Thanks".
Paper: SU Whisper White thick, Yupo Paper
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Citrus, Sailboat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Sunrise Orange.  Archival Jet Black Ink.  Staedler permanent black ink marker.
Accessories: TCW Aspen Trees Stencil, 3M masking tape, MISTI, SU heart punch (ret), dimensional foam tape
Techniques: CAS, Stenciling with Alcohol Inks, Tracing Stencil


  1. Congrats to you and Denny as you celebrate your 51st anniversary tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you both!

    The card is really gorgeous Nancy. The fresh, bright colours of the alcohol inks are just amazing with this stencil. Denny is going to love it!

    Look forward to getting together so you can show me how to do this technique!! xx

    1. Thank you Loll for your sweet comment. I made this AI background when I had my annual 4 day stamp camp with my forever girlfriends. I can't wait until hopefully in May when we can get together for our stamp camp in Vancouver BC :-) Can you image all the crazy fun we will all have?!?

  2. Congratulations, Nancy on a long and happy marriage! The colors on this card are just gorgeous and so representative of the fall. Love how you outlined those birch trees so perfectly! How lucky to be hiking out in that beautiful area!

  3. Your card is stunning, the colours are so vibrant and the design is simply beautiful What an amazing celebration as well, congratulations to the both of you. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  4. Love the way you outlined the trees with the black marker - great idea for getting more out of a stencil! Beautiful colours! Congrats on such a long and happy marriage!

  5. Beautiful card for a beautiful relationship. Congrats on your anniversary. The colors you used are so vibrant and pretty. The little elevated heart is the perfect touch for this card.

  6. This is a real WOW card, Nancy! Beautiful colors. I just love the blend and the aspen trees and little heart. Happy anniversary to you and Denny!

  7. Wow, Nancy! 51 years is amazing and so is this card! Perfect for your Denny! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  8. OMG 51 years, that's awesome. I'm sure he will love the card, I love the autumn colours the alcohol inks provide such a beautiful background.

  9. Many congratulations!! I love your card ... So beautiful and artistic!

  10. Congratulations!
    Such a lovely card, the colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week X

  11. First of all, happy 51st anniversary to you and Denny and may you have many, many more!! Your card for him is just outrageous, Nancy! I was mesmerized to read how you created this work of art and I'm pinning it!! Just WOWZA!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you Darnell for your very enthusiastic always make me smile my friend:-) Hugs, Nancy

  12. Happy anniversary!!! 51 years is fantastic!! I love hearing stories of couples who are still in love after lots of anniversaries.

    Your card is beautiful with the stencilled aspen trees. The colours are gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. Big congrats mf for celebrating all those years together with the love of your life! Love, love you wonderful card....amazing results. I'm sure your DH loved it with it's great natural feel.

  14. Beautiful card, love the colours thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x


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