Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary

If you remember my last post I said that I was giving up on the sketch challenges that dot the papercrafting blogosphere and I was going out on my own and was going to use the sketches in my book the Joy of Cardmaking. I'm on the road to fulfilling my plan.

I went through the book and decided to start off with this sketch (excuse my awesome computer generated sketch making abilities). This is sketch on pg 168 of the book, that they've called Mother in Pink (they made a mother's day card as their example).

I chose this sketch because I needed to make an 6th anniversary card for my husband. So I wanted something simple that I wasn't going to go crazy girly with, but something that allowed me a little leeway to be creative.

And here is the result....................

I think it turned out really well. I chose a red colour scheme because of the whole "love" theme I had going on with it being an Anniversary card. I also figured red was a pretty neutral colour in terms of being masculine/feminine. I had a hard time picking a stamp to use. I decided on a Verve stamp from a set that I'd had lying around for a while and that I'd never used. I'd purchased it with the intent to use it for Valentine's Day but it worked just as well for this occassion.

The little twirly curly metal piece that I used is actually a paper clip. I have had a box of these silly things sitting around in my craft cart for a long long time. Every previous time I'd tried to use them they just never looked right and then I saw a sample card using them in this way and thought, ah ha this is perfect. I think it looks really neat.
Anyway I'm happy with the card. My husband thought it was great, which is all that really matters.

Paper: Ivory, Ruby Jewel (Paper Company); Vintage Tee (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Hundred Hearts (Verve)
Ink: Cranberry (Colourbox)
Other: Mini Silver Brads (Making Memories); Paper Clip (Staples); Wrights Ribbon


  1. Really elegant! I think this is your best card yet! ;)

  2. Lexy, it's gorgeous! That clip thingy is perfect. No wonder J loved it :)