Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FRILLY ANNIVERSARY HEART



As implied in my last blog post, this past Friday, June 2, my husband and I celebrated 44 years of married life together. Although the days preceding our anniversary were filled with sorrowful thoughts and lots of tears, I forced myself to create for my husband a frilly card of love. Call it Creative Therapy if you will.


Using the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits (page 215 of the new catalog), I made a frilly romantic heart from a piece of beautiful printed vellum. You see, my bridesmaids' dresses were orange (yes, we got married in 1973, and that was an IN color!). So, often when I create my husband's anniversary card, I reach for an orange tone.


After I'd die cut the heart, I placed it atop a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trimming around the edges and leaving a simple white border.


Using Stampin' Dimensionals on the heart itself as well as on the banner sentiment makes the focal point stand out more and adds wanted dimension.


I must admit that, by the time I was able to take the photos of the card, it wasn't in the best shape. You see, I had presented it to my husband at the hotel the morning of my dad's funeral. Apparently, he put it in his luggage not too carefully. It is, unfortunately, a bit smooshed and "loved" looking. 


Even though I used a piece of Designer Series Paper for the background, which would have been lovely on its own, I decided to add a bit more interest to it by embossing in white circles from the Playful Backgrounds set (page 150).


To match the DSP background of the card, I incorporated the same paper for the sentiment banner.





Because my finished card ended up measuring a nontraditional 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", it would not, of course, fit within a traditional-sized envelope. So, I turned to my trusty Envelope Punch Board to create a  custom envelope for the card using the same Designer Series Paper.


Frilly
Smiles.

5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card and a labor of love. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I'm sure you had mixed emotions on your anniversary. Your artwork is beautiful.

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  2. The card is beautiful and such a sweet notion. Sorry to hear about your loss! #ThursdayFavoriteThings

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  3. Such a pretty card. I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing, what a day of mixed emotions you must have. It's nice that you didn't just let your anniversary slide altogether, even at a difficult time.

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  4. This card is so gorgeous - you can tell it came from such a place of love. <3 #FridayFrivolity

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  5. Your cards are always so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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