Friday, June 19, 2009

Eleven Wonderful Years


I can't believe I have been married for 11 years today. I decided to make my husband an Anniversary card to celebrate the occasion. It is so hard for me to not make things feminine, so I hope that he doesn't mind all of the gems, bow, etc. We aren't really doing any gifts this year since we have just been to Disneyland, he just celebrated his birthday and Father's Day is Sunday. We will be going to dinner and a movie tonight, though. A date is sometimes the best present anyway!

Whenever I think of "Anniversary" I think "Wedding", too. I didn't want it to look too "Weddingy" though. I think I met somewhere in the middle! LOL! There is a lot of texture and detail on this card that was hard to photograph. I used my Ornare piercing template on the black strip to add some texture and dimension. I also ran the Sahara Sand cardstock through my cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder. It is one of my favorites, yet I rarely use it these days.




I used three Papertrey Ink stamp sets for this card; Damask Designs, Fancy Flourishes, and Heart Prints. I think they all came together nicely fo create a cohesive design. I stamped the flourish onto white using black ink. I then stamped the hearts using Sahara Sand ink and then cut them out and popped them up. The sentiment is stamped in black onto Sahara Sand cardstock and then trimmed. The other sentiment is computer generated and just printed out and trimmed. I added some Martha Stewart gem stickers on the flourish, the sentiment and at the bottom. I finished the design off with some black satin ribbon and a button. I guess I need to go get ready for tonight! I will be back tomorrow with one of Jen's new Sketches! Thanks for fluttering by!

20 comments:

Denise said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! I love the color combo on your card, and the piercing is a beautiful touch.

Joy said...

Very Beautiful Card! and Happy Anniversary!!!

Jamie Harder said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Amazing!! And Happy Anniversary!!

Carla said...

This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

VERY nice, "clean" (lines) and classy! The black offsets any of the "too girly" I tend to hear about from my guy! lol--if its not camaflage...
Our first year anniversary is Sunday--only took him 8 years to get the courage to ask! Blessings, Sharon

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful!! Happy Anniversary!!

Whimsey said...

Happy anniversary; great card!

Christina Fischer said...

Happy Anniversary! This card is just gorgeous!

We just celebrated 19 years Tuesday -- the time does fly! :)

Marisa said...

LOVE IT!! This is great! Can't go wrong with this colour combo and I love all the details you included. Happy 11th Anniversary! We'll be at 13 years on July 1st which is hard to believe! Glad you got to go out on a date to celebrate :D

Tracey Cuccia said...

Happy Anniversary!! Hope you and your husband had a great date! Great card, not to girly, not to wedding-y. Super!

Brandi Parshley said...

Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Beautiful card, and the two hearts--perfect!

Paula Barin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Happy Anniversary and here's to many more!

lisa808 said...

Happy Anniversary!

Elegant card.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

kelly, congratulations on your eleven year anniversary! that's awesome! our 11th will be next april. this card is beautiful, just the right mix!

Nancy Riley said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly & DH!!! Kelly, your card is beautiful! Have fun on your date!

Tanya said...

So very pretty! The colors are wonderful and I lvoe all your details! :)
Happy Anniversary!

Maureen P said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! If your husband is like mine, he will love the time and care you put into making a card. My 2nd anniversary is in 2 weeks and I'll be inspired by your beautiful card :) Thanks!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Karla K said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is beautiful and definately gender-neutral. My husband and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary on June 27. Thanks for always inspiring!