Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The Less is More challenge this week is a theme

We want to see
Something Shiny

This is the anniversary card I made for DH.  We celebrate our 43rd anniversary today.  Whenever I ask him what he likes on a card, he always says a duck.  He says that if I ask him what kind of picture I should put on the wall too.  He's a pretty ducky guy.

I found this Loon stamp at the Enchanted Cottage and bought it to do a card for him.  All the guys in my life will probably get these "loony" cards in the next year.

In honor of Less is More, I decided to emboss it to shine it up a bit.  I really like it better embossed than not.    And since Loons are pretty much black and white, I wasn't compelled to color the stamp with markers and left it in silhouette.  I find that I like embossed silhouettes.

The card base is Brushed Silver to add a little bit more shine.  And the beads definitely shine.

Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Loon (Northwoods), Loving Thoughts
Ink:  VersaMark, Jet Black StazOn
Paper:  Brushed Silver, Textured White, Basic Black
Other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Nestie Circle (Spellbinders), Simply Scored, Silver Flatback Beads

It seems like only yesterday that we got married.  And then, it seems like we've been married forever.  Isn't it  funny how we perceive time?

Thanks so much for joining me today.



Chrissie said...

This looks beautiful Bonnie... Happy Anniversary!
Here's to many more!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

This is really lovely Bonnie. Who would have thought you could make a duck card look so elegant?
Lynne xxx

Emily Keaton said...

So elegant! ANd I love how it shines. :)

Kim S said...

It definitely must be a great relationship if you are still shopping for ducks!! It's a great has a duck, it's simple for a guy, but it's got a little shine for the special occasion!

jimlynn said...

First of all....happy anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day.

This is so pretty, Bonnie. Beautiful layout and image! Simply a gorgeous card.


Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Anniversary, Bonnie to you and Ducky! He's a ducky guy and a LUCKY guy! That's even three years longer than us. What's your secret? LOL! If I need advice at this point, might as well give it up! Have an awesome celebration!!

Elaine said...

It's a great card! I love the sophisticated look of it even with a duck on it!!

Kathyk said...

Happy Anniversary - love the duck card


Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie I like the way you turned the duck stamp into a shiny medallion. I think I could do with a loon stamp for some of the guys in my family too!

Deanna said...

Happy Anniversary Bonnie! This card is just stunning love the loon stamp and the embossing really makes it stand out more~LOVE IT!

Viv's Visuals said...

Happy Anniversary - fab card too!

Benzi said...

Yes, time is a funny thing. Congratulations on your 43rd anniversary.
Your card is awesome. I really like the brushed silver paper. I am almost positive he had a big smile when he got his card....with the loon. :-)

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary. Great job on the card and stamp choice. Perfect!

Anonymous said...

What a Bonnie Card! It's simple and elegant, I really like it. Happy Anniversary, best wishes, Karen

Victoria said...

Happy anniversary! As a birdwatcher, I especially love this stamp. The loon family are all called divers here and while they can often be seen in the winter months flying around the UK's coast, they are really something to see up in Scotland in the late spring/early summer when they have their striking summer plumage.

Claudia said...

Hi Bonnie, simple, but so effectful and perfect. Just great.
Hugs Claudia

M said...

This is a great LIM card - and happy anniversary to you and hubby! M x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your DH loved the elegant card. :)

Susan said...

First of all...Happy Anniversary! LOVE the perfect for a guy! The "loon" stamp was a good buy! We actually caught a loon when I was a child. It had landed on the runway at the airport where my daddy worked and tore its feet up. Guess the bird thought it was water. They have a VERY pointed bill....and later the loon stuck it bill through my Daddy's foot! Funny the things you remember...LOL!

Mandi said...

Stunning card Bonnie
Anniversary wishes from me too
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Daen'Ys said...

Dear Bonnie.
First of all let me congratulate you for your 43th wedding anniversary. Best wishes to you two...
Your card is very beautiful and sober. I love this perfect style.


Aileen said...

What a smashing card for your other half. Hope you had a lovely day. x