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!