We are focusing on Valentine cards this week on the Stamp Simply blog and today I am sharing a special “Valentine” that is an Anniversary card for my husband:-).
My hubby and I are celebrating our 38th Anniversary today and I thought I would create a mini folio easel card.
There are several hinged layers on the front of the card that can be used for journaling, photos or "love notes".I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers SC417 Sketch into the layout (another one of my goals is to try to create a card for each of the over 800 Splitcoaststamper Sketch Challenges).
I will also be participating with The Spot #144 “Showcase Your Best Work” along with the Try It On Tuesday “Uplifting or Positive Quote” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #473-#474 “Anything Goes”Challenge.
As I create and design, I think about and pray for the recipient so this card is very special to me- it is a labor of love, so it is my best work :-)
Not sure if the sentiment would be considered a "quote" for the Try It On Tuesday Challenge, but my hubby and I often say this to one another, even after all of this time! It is also uplifting to me to think back on the 38 years we have been together and all of the fabulous memories. It sure has flown by fast and does not feel like it has been over half of our lives together, that's for sure:-)
To create this card:
This card is a basic easel card- see a tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers for the design for the easel (I used the 4 ¼” x 11” version at the bottom of the tutorial). The sentiment is on a belly band and when you remove it, you can access the flaps on the front of the card.
|This is a view with the belly band removed|
I used a corner rounder for the corners and the flaps are covered with the Graphic 45 Farmhouse 8x8 paper along with plain vanilla cardstock.
I love the soft metallic look to this metallic pearlescent cardstock plus it is 105# cardstock (very heavy) and has the metallic on both sides! FYI- This is the first time I have used this cardstock and I am in love!
Isn't the Graphic 45 Farmhouse paper gorgeous?
I love all the cut-a-parts, borders, and patterns- we collect antique honey dishes and I know that the background is considered chicken wire, but it looks a bit like a honeycomb, right?
Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black