Anniversary Sketch Challenge
Welcome to the last Stamp Off Challenge for November! This one is a sketch challenge, and I used it to make an anniversary card for Mike. (Our 37th wedding anniversary was Wednesday.)
Here’s the sketch.
How fun is that? As with all sketch challenges, you can create your card exactly as the sketch, or you can flip the sketch, use different shapes and embellishments, or even use a stamp instead of a shape. You really only need to add the basic elements.
Here’s my take on the sketch.
If you look closely, you can see that for the background rectangle, I was going to use the blowing dandelion from the Stampin’ Up!® Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. I just didn’t think that gave me enough color, though, so I changed my mind.
Instead, I colored a Pearlized Doily with a Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend. I used the non-pearlized side, because there was more depth of color. I also decided to use the “stamped on” Whisper White Cardstock, because I kind of liked having the littls pieces of dandelions flying through the air.
Next, I stamped the dandelion cluster on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock using Silvery Shimmer Delicata Metallic Ink. I used the Stamparatus and stamped multiple times to get a really shimmery image.
For the final rectangular element, I used a piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is some of my favorite DSP ever. It’s so pretty!
I don’t have any current stars (someone please revive Susan; she loves stars!), so I used a few Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.
The sentiment, also from Dandelion Wishes, is stamped in Blueberry Bushel. This sentiment seemed perfect for an anniversary card for my husband. (It would also make a wonderful sentiment for one of the kids’ birthdays.) Blue is Mike’s favorite color, so I made sure to use a lot of it on the card.
After I stamped on the Whisper White Cardstock, but before I adhered any of the elements, I embossed the top 2/3 with the Tin Tile 3-D Embossing Folder.
Mike gets up first (usually) in the mornings, and the first thing he does is make coffee. I left the card in front of the coffee maker so he’d be sure to see it first thing.
Now, let’s see what Jackie and Susan have created for this challenge. Will we see stars? Holiday cards? Sneak peeks from OnStage from Susan? I can’t wait to find out!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day – and I hope all your wishes come true!
Buffy this is so sweet. I love all the blue, the different layers and that embossed background. I’m sure that Mike love it.
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Thanks, Jackie! He did like it. Anything blue is always a safe choice.
This is a wonderful anniversary card. I am sure Mike loved it (although it would look better with stars) 😎. Pssst: Mike…buy her the stars for Christmas. Please!
It would look nice with a star! I’ll pass your comment on to Mike. (I might just buy them, wrap them, and place them under the tree.)
What a wonderful anniversary card! And of course Mike loved it -because he loves you 🙂
Thank you, Deborah! (And, of course, it’s blue…) 😉