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.