Thursday, August 8, 2013

43 Years of Happy

Today my hubby and I are celebrating 43 years of married life.  We have been truly blessed by God with wonderful sons, a fantastic granddaughter, a terrific family and each other.  Since he doesn't care for a lot of fuss, I made a clean and simple card to honor the day and him.  Two challenges were used:  Colour Q Challenge #201 and Seize the Sketch Challenge #1 (this is a new challenge; stop by and check it out).

The card base is Whisper White card stock.  I matted another piece of Whisper White with Pool Party card stock.  To the bottom right corner I added two strips of Not Quite Navy card stock, a piece of already embossed Pool Party card stock I found in my scraps and two strips of Epic This and That Washi Tape.  I added two pieces of White Baker's Twine for an added touch to the narrow piece of Night of Navy.  The sentiment was pieced
together using a variety of the stamps from the Memorable Moments stamp set and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The dotted outline was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Basic Gray ink.  The 43 was heat embossed using VersaMark, Night of Navy ink and Clear Embossing PowderCalypso Coral ink was used for the rest of the words.  I cut out the sentiment and two mats of Night of Navy and Calypso Coral card stocks with the Big Shot and one of the Labels Collection Framelits.  I trimmed around the dotted edge of the sentiment so the mat would show.  I then cut the Calypso Coral mat and matted just the top and bottom of the sentiment.  This was all popped up on the card with Dimensionals.  Two Basic Gray Candy Dots were then added.  He always enjoys receiving the cards I make and this one was no exception.  Thanks again for coming by.  You're always welcome to leave a comment; I read and enjoy them all.  Also, just a head's up.  I will be giving away blog candy on Wednesday, August 14, to celebrate my three years of blogging.  Be sure to check back for that.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Memorable Moments (w-#132039/c-#126682)
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (#126983); Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad (#109120); Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad (#102977): VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (#100730); Pool Party (#122924); Night of Navy (#100867); Calypso Coral (#122925)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Paper Snips (#103579); Heat Tool (#129053); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)
The Finishing Touches:  Neutrals Candy Dots (#130934); Epic Day This & That Washi Tape (#131269); White Baker's Twine (#124262); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



stempelomi said...

great take on the sketch.I love how you used the washi tape!

JoAnn said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. We celebrated our 50th last month.
Love your card and your take on the sketch.

~amy~ said...

43 years...that's awesome! What a fabulous card to celebrate!

Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Yapha said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What a fantastic card to celebrate. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Rose said...

congrats on the fab 43 years :)

super fab card :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

Sylvia said...

Great anniversary card Patti, congrats, mine is 43 in December! Great card and very trendy, good use of the colors as well! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love your take on the sketch! It made a great anniversary card. TFS