Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Hubby's Anniversary Card

My husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago, and this is the card that I made him.  He really liked it a lot.  I have to admit, I'm happy with the way it turned out, too.

There are so many wonderful masculine sets in the new Summer Mini, and this is one of them.  It's actually just one stamp, and it's called Sail Away (p. 11 in the Summer Mini).  I also used the designer paper that coordinates so well with it.  It's called Nautical Expedition (p. 8 in the Summer Mini).  These products sure make it easier to create masculine projects.  I LOVE them! 

One more item from the mini that I used is the Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (p. 10 in the Summer Mini).  I wrapped it a couple times around the middle strip that I made, and then tied it into a double knot.  I then held the loose ends together and tied three slip knots to keep them together.  I thought that it gave the twine a nautical look.

If you look closely, you can see that the sails have a little white on them.  I colored them in with a Blender Pen (p. 195) and Whisper White Craft ink.  After cleaning the ink off the Blender Pen, I brushed it over the rest of the sails to smudge the Not Quite Navy lines of the image.  This helped darken the sails up a little bit.


Stamps:  Sail Away (Mini) & Teeny Tiny Wishes sets

Ink:  Not Quite Navy & Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pads; Whisper White Craft Ink Pad

Paper:  Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, & Sahara Sand card stock; Nautical Expedition DSP (Mini)

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (Mini), Metallic Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Blender Pens, & Stampin' Dimensionals









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