Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy 30th Anniversary!

My husband and I recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.  This is the anniversary card I made for him.  As I've mentioned before, he appreciates special card folds and techniques.  Last month I discovered this Adapted Tri-Shutter card on Sandy Allnock's blog.  I thought this would be perfect for his card.  And how appropriate that her blog post went live on what would have been my parents' 69th wedding anniversary! :)  Without getting too mushy on you, let's just say that I have a wonderful husband and the quote on the front is very true.  As with all marriages, we've had good times and bad, but we're a team and we get thru the rough times together.  It's a great understatement to say that I'm very thankful for him.

Sandy designed her adapted tri-shutter to have plenty of room to write a message (the space where my card has the "love you" sentiment).  However, since I wanted my husband to be able to display the card without having all the mushy writing visible, I put an extra stamped sentiment in that space.  I added a writing panel on the back of the card to write a note to him.  All my sentiments were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I die cut the various hearts from scraps of the patterned paper.  The striped paper is dry embossed with a heart embossing folder.  Rock Candy Distress Stickles adds dimension to some of the hearts.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Papers from Oct 2012 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
Stamps: Once in Awhile (Stampabilities wood mounted stamp), Always and Forever (Simon Says Stamp clear stamp set), Love You (Hampton Arts-Studio G wood mounted stamp)
Ink:  VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments:  Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Hearts, ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Distress Stickles (Rock Candy), Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), The Paper Studio embossing folder (Tiny Hearts)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #228 - Anniversary
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #209 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental (sentiment is the main image)
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Show something you love (that's easy - my hubby :) )

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your week is off to a good start.


Unknown said...

Fabulous card. Steph love the design and your backing papers. Beautiful sentiments . Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats on your amazing milestone of 30 years' dedication to love. Here's to the next 30. We have also been married for 30 years on 30 November last year. Your card to your hubby is just stunning with wonderful wording.
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carol said...

ooh this is gorgeous, and CONGRATULATIONS to you both, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Stephanie. Love the folds. Such a different look. I bet your husband loved it. The colors look so elegant together.

Barbara Godden said...

Oh love that fold, awesome job on the card and beautiful sentiment. thanks for playing along with us at CIO for the anything goes challenge.


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