Hey Everyone! First, I'd like to thank you for all the wonderful comments I've received over the past few days. I have really enjoyed reading them and appreciate all of your kind words. For my new blog readers, Welcome!
Today, I have a special post for my husband of 5 years, McArthur. Friday was our wedding anniversary, but today is our 13th anniversary together. So, I thought it would be sweet to celebrate here on the blog for the "other" anniversary. So, check out the card and if you're interested, feel free to check out the tribute and videos as well.
Since the 5th wedding anniversary gift centers around wood, I thought it would be cool to design a wood grain card as a focal point. I stamped the pattern on the back of Jillibean Soup patterned paper (white macaroni) since it has a great kraft color - and used black ink. I die cut the car, stamped and paper pieced it together. The polka dot patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye (haunted collection, harlequin paper). I added some distress ink. I stamped polka dots on cream cardstock, then stamped the sentiment. Added a little zig zag stitching, then adhered it to the A2 card base and I was done. I popped the car right off the center to finish it off. Simple and masculine.
The choice in colors - decided based off our wedding colors of cranberry and gold. Instead of designing the exact colors in a formal style of card, I made them a little more flat using a burgundy and kraft and coupled it with black (like his tux) and cream (like my dress - it was not white even though it looks like it in photos)!
I decided to use this car stamp set as my focal point along with the wood grain pattern to celebrate me and McArthur's journey together. We have spent the past 13 years together - through undergraduate, graduate, and law school. We've experienced some great times and even a little down times, but we have held each other up along the way making sure both of us has a smile and laughs. I've enjoyed the ride so much with him over these past few years and I can't wait to continue that journey for many more years.
Seriously, I think I have the best husband in the world. He loves CHA! I mean enough said, right?! But really, he loves me unconditionally and with that there's not much more I can ask for in life. So, here is a short video I compiled using our wedding photos and video highlight from our wedding to take us back down memory lane to 2005!
To view more videos related to our love story (if you haven't previously) click here, here, and here!
Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - background basics: woodgrain, polka dot basics II, enjoy the ride, round &round
Ink :: Stampin' Up! - basic black; Close to My Heart - bamboo
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream, scarlet jewel
Patterned Paper :: My Mind's Eye - haunted harlequin paper; Jillibean Soup - white macaroni (back solid side only)
Tools :: Janome Sew Mini - sewing machine; Papertrey Ink - car die; Provo Craft - cuttlebug