Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cardabilities Sketch #78 - Love/Anniversary card

  This is the anniversary card I made for my husband.  Last weekend we celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary.  My, how time flies!  Shouldn't it be twenty-two months, not twenty-two years?  It still feels like we are on our honeymoon and he is as handsome as ever.

  When I saw this sketch by Karan Gerber, I knew it would become my anniversary card for Doug:
  I started with a doily that I rescued from under my salad bowl at a local restaurant.  It was a large doily, so I knew this would become a big card.  Then I went in search of a heart.  I found one in my Tim Holtz grungeboard.  I have owned three packages of this stuff and had never opened it <*sigh*>.  I had no idea what to do with it, so I watched a Tim video on youtube.  Tim inked his directly with distress ink, then rubbed it in with the foam tool.  Yep, it was that easy.  I used "worn lipstick" and "barn door."  While searching for a heart, I found some KI Memories papers and card stock sticker sentiments that I purchased in 2005.  (While pretty old, I actually have stash that is even older.)  I layer the different papers around until I found the layering I desired.  The final dimensions of the card:  one sheet of card stock, scored in half:  5.5" x 8.5"...ginormous.

  The sentiments were perfect:
"Grow old with me, the best is yet to be."
"Love is friendship set on fire."

  In keeping with the integrity of the sketch, I snipped the authors names to create the pennants; Robert Browning and Jeremy Taylor, respectively, and I added a small white button from my stash.  I made the grey twine bow to coordinate with the grey card stock layers.

  It was very rewarding to use the grungeboard I purchased in 2007 for the first time and to my 2005 KI Memories collection scraps.

  I hope I have inspired you!  Use your stash and the sketch and link up at Cardabilities.  I hope to see you there :)

Happy Sunday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful!! LOVING the doily and the heart!!

Creative M said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!22 years?'s Awesome and very Beautiful!!
A very BEAUTIFUL card!
Have a wonderful day,
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snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Betty J. said...

LOVEly :-)

Tatiana said...

Beautiful! Sentiment is so great!

Anita said...

Perfect, I bet he loved his card. Hugs, Anita

Rose said...

LOVE!!! another awesome sketch :)

hope to have time to play but i am working extra days so might not :(

Sherrie K. said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby on 22 years! How exciting and that you still feel like your on your sweet! Me too!
Your card is beautiful! Love the fun papers and the doily-so pretty!
Have a great day and wishing you many more years of happiness!
Sherrie K

Adriana B said...

sweet and fabulous anniversary card :)

Olga said...

This is so gorgeous! love your card! tfs

Missy said...

What a pretty card, I love the doily!!

Kard Queen said...

Beautiful presentation and love the doilie.

Melissa Shea said...

so sweet! I hope you had an awesome anniversary! 22 years, you ROCK!

Lastochka said...

great creation!!!

Marcie S. said...

I always love your pretty cards! :) I think I had some of those cardstock sentiment stickers kicking around my stash for the longest time too!

Ганна Грудень said...

So beautiful! Love your card!

Nicole Doiron said...

Perfect anniversary card! I have no doubt your husband loved it! Great take on the sketch!