Saturday, October 10, 2015

TWO STARS

My daughter and her husband celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary this week. Emily and Stephen are and have been all about the stars. So, I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate not only stars, but Emily's favorite color combination, in my card for this milestone anniversary.

I made a prototype from scraps first to make sure my idea would work nicely. My sample did, so I went to work on the real thing.



It is a gatefold card, but . . .


I wanted to use TWO STARS as the theme.



Can you see in the following photo how the star on the right folds in first . . .


only to close completely with the top star exactly covering the first star.



I had something specific to say inside the card. But, I was stymied as to how to follow through with the card being entirely handmade. Of course, not having a stamp saying what I wanted to say, I contemplated doing the inside on the computer. But that just did not  fit with my vision, 

So, I went ahead and stamped the verse by hand, each letter individually. The look, of course, is far from perfect. But it turned out to be a GOOD look. Just right, in fact.


What was my inside verse?

It's been ten years since two stars became one.

Starry
Smiles.

7 comments:

  1. This is lovely and you did it all yourself! How crafty! It means so much when it is personalized. #MondayMadness

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  2. What a beautiful card you have made. Also that verse is brilliant for an anniversary.
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  3. I love your card. A belated Happy Anniversary to the kids!

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  4. Simple, but adorable! I love the colors too!! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Aww, a beautiful star and a beautiful saying. I always prefer handmade things.

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  6. What a beautifully created card! I am so happy that you came over and shared this on MMM!! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  7. Now that is special! Love the sentiment Linda. Just so sweet. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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