Sunday, May 24, 2015

Anniversary wish

What a beautiful day we had today.  I woke up to sprinkles, but they went away quickly, and it was quite a bit warmer than yesterday.  I finally went out and replaced my ailing mailbox - it had quite a swivel going since it was hit by the plow.  This time I made it higher too so I, and the mailman, can reach it better.   I also pruned my forsythia back - although I can never remember if it is better to do it in the spring or fall. 

After that, I was off to my craft room to play. My calendar shows many birthdays and anniversaries around the corner in June, so I have to get creative. 

Here was a card I finished today using a retired Stampin Up French flair background that I bought at a yard sale. Since it is 5 x 6 inches and I didn't want to cut it down it makes a big card.  I just happened to have some 5 x 7 inch white cards left over from a Christmas project to use as a base.

I embossed the image on watercolor paper intending to use my watercolors.  While the card was in process,  I decided my distress inks needed reorganizing.  (That means there were too many on the desk in my way!)  While I had them out, I decided to sponge distress inks over it instead. 

I diecut the word 'happy' from the Stampin Up Hello You thinlits using the same purple paper that is the layer.  That didn't look firm enough so I cut it again in white and glued the layers together.  I found this little anniversary tag in a Studio G set, stamped and layered it. It is tied to the happy with a white string and popped up.  The finishing touches are three epoxy hearts added to the ends of the swirls. 

This anniversary card is the closet I will get to a wedding card this month, so I am cheating a little and linking it to the Just Add Ink Wedding Challenge.  It is a better fit for the Inkspirational Challenge 83 where the color is purple and the theme is love/wedding.

Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments are always appreciated.


  1. What a beautiful anniversary card! Love the little hanging tag!
    I have that SU stamp too but have never used it, I believe! Thanks for the reminder to dig it out and show it some love!

    1. Thanks Susanne. I love this stamp but was hesitating on how to use it. Now you are challenged to use yours (once your hand is better!)

  2. This is a lovely card! Love the background. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  3. Wow! What a stunning background!

  4. Nice! Haven't used flourishes in years! Thanks for sharing with us tab