Last week was my wedding anniversary. I was inspired by a birthday card a member of our card club had shared. I changed it up a bit and made this card for my husband. We both like to travel and have had many adventures over the years. We are preparing for a special journey this summer so I thought this sentiment from Flourishing Phrases was perfect for his card. I love the way the sentiment pairs with the images from the Traveler stamp set. I stamped the images in soft suede ink on very vanilla card stock. I added a mat with basic black. The designer series paper is from the neutrals pack and I really like the way the gold looks with the soft suede. I added a layer of black behind the DSP. I stamped the sentiment in basic black ink and and cut it out with the Big Shot using a thinlit from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits.
Next I wrapped some linen thread and tied it. I used my piercing tool to poke a hole to thread the sentiment through before I tied the bow. I added a gold heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes then added the layer to a very vanilla card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And of course I stamped the envelope to match.
It just so happened we were actually traveling on our anniversary. We had to take our daughter to Georgia for her college orientation. We stopped in Virginia (where our story began) and spent a wonderful afternoon with friends at Natural Bridge. What a beautiful day taking in the wonders of nature. Virginia will always hold a special place in my heart! Here’s a couple of pictures from our trip.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
4 thoughts on “Marriage is a Journey”
Hi Jeanie, This card is truly great for this occasion. Yes, marriage is a journey and I too am so happy to be on a wonderful trip. Your colors are so soft. I think the whole card is perfect.
Have a great Hump Day.
Thank you Nancy! My husband is so supportive and appreciated his card. I recently found his stash of cards and it warms my heart that he saves them.
Beautiful card! Love the colors you incorporated together….very vintage feel to it. I agree with both you and Nancy…marriage is journey. My husband and I recently celebrated 39 wonderful years. Happy Anniversary to you and congrats to you daughter!
Congratulations to you and your husband on your 39 years together Mary Ann!!!! My husband and I celebrated 31. I thought vintage seemed appropriate. LOL