Thursday 23 May 2013

Card for our anniversary

Our anniversary is on Saturday ... and with less than two days to go I thought I had better get on with making a card. To be honest, I nearly convinced myself that I could use one that I'd made already, perhaps adapt it a little. In the end, I decided to make a new card and I'm glad that I did.

Because of John's lack of vision, any card I make for him has to be 'plain' enough for him to get some idea of what it is like, but at the same time I like to make something 'special'. This year I thought I would keep away from the more traditional red.

As you'll see when I show it, this is quite similar to the card that I've made for my CHNC challenge that starts on Saturday. In fact, the light blue and silver Hunkydory card pieces are offcuts that were left over from making the Christmas card for CHNC. The edge of the base of the card was cut with a Martha Stewart punch. As you can see I used various die cut shapes and layered hearts as well as some Paper Cellar glitter strips. The Happy Anniversary and Husband were stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder.

I can safely show this before the event because John doesn't come on to the internet. In fact, I can even safely leave the card out on my surface and he wouldn't realise it's there!

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 73
Going grey with Scrap-creations: graduation, wedding or anniversary
Crafty boots: celebrations
Stamps & fun = creativity 152: card for a man
Cardmakin mamas 69: punches
Use your stuff 85: tool time - ages since I used the MS punch
Hobby cutz 6: more than one fold
Cards for men 10: fancy folds
Platypus creek 31: easel card
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: shape up
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
DRS 71: paper punches
Get inky 4: show us some die cuts
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
My heart pieces: be sentimental
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
Card and scrap 55: layer upon layer
A and T 24: bling
Perfect sentiments 80: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Bearly mine 87: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Sister act 7: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20