Today we celebrate our Wedding Anniversary! 29 years ago today we said “I do” and I’ve been doing it ever since! Loving my husband, that is. Through good times and hard times, the one thing I can always count on is my husband. He is my rock, my support, my voice of reason when I need advice, the one I laugh with, cry with and do life with.
I wanted to make a card that conveyed that, but yet keep it simple and masculine. I think I nailed it because when he opened up the envelope, he exclaimed “I like this!”
So here it is:
My basic layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #309. A Crumb Cake card base layered with a sheet of whitewashed oak from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper that was punched with the heart framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit dies. A piece of Real Red Cardstock was glued in behind that opening. Another heart was punched using the Sweetheart punch and a different sheet of woodgrain paper. A piece of Crumb Cake was stamped in Early Espresso ink with the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.
Easy, quick and masculine enough. My husband has been a cabinet maker his whole life so I knew he would appreciate the woodgrain paper. Now he is the Executive Director at the Keystone Mission which serves the area’s homeless and needy population. The other night, the Keystone Mission (and many Rescue Missions across the country) held a Red Carpet Event for the movie “Same Kind of Different As Me” which tells the true story of a millionaire art dealer and his friendship with a homeless man. Here is a picture of us as we walked the red carpet:
Now you can see why he’s so easy to love! He’s easy on the eyes! On a more serious tone, I would highly recommend going to see that movie “Same Kind of Different As Me”, and bring some tissues.
Well, I hope you like my card, and the sketch that inspired it! Go along to Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all the projects made with that sketch.
If you want to buy any of the supplies I used to make this card, please visit my online store where you can shop securely 24/7. Don’t forget that the Woodgrain DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on now.
6 thoughts on “Today we Celebrate!”
Such a perfect anniversary card. I love that you know you’d HAVE to use woodgrain for your husband. And the red carpet picture – fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Kim, thanks for leaving me such a nice comment! So glad I could play with FMS.
Wow! This is such a beautiful anniversary card! Those 2 hearts work so well over the gorgeous woodgrain background. Thanks so much for joining us Freshly Made Sketches.
Thank you, Cecile, for your kind words! I’m so glad I was able to play with FMS this week.
Perfect anniversary card! Loving the woodgrain with the hearts! Congratulations! Glad you joined us at FMS!
So glad I could join the FMS this week. Thanks for the inspiration!
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