Wednesday, April 2, 2014

*** Happy Anniversary! ***

Good Wednesday morning to you. Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 28th Wedding Anniversary. We were actually married on a Wednesday! {It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day!} All the Saturdays in April that year were already booked for weddings, so we decided to get married during our church's mid week "Prayer and Praise" service. Our family and close friends were all invited, but anyone who just happened to attend the service that night were witnesses to our vows and  invited to join in with the celebration.It wasn't elaborate; a simple service, one other couple as our attendants, simple finger foods and cake, but I wouldn't change a thing!
Here is the card I made for my wonderful husband, Dan ...

Dan, is a pretty easy going, keep it simple, kind of guy, so when I made this card I kept that in mind. I used only 2 sheets of card stock, in 2 shades of green, for the entire thing! I cut out the card base, {darker shade}, and 2 extra pieces to layer onto the front {one from each shade of green},with a Spellbinder Grand Die. I folder embossed the lighter shade of green piece. With the single piece, of darker shade, I laid out 2 different Memory Box dies; 1 of a sprig of flowers; the other a butterfly. I ran it thru my Big Shot and then placed the butterfly on again and ran it thru the Big Shot again. Then I distressed all the edges and the cut out butterflies and flower sprig, with  Tim Holtz's Distress Ink. I hot glued a gathered lace around the back of the embossed piece, then adhered it to the piece with the die cut outs. Then I adhered the actual cut outs back onto the piece from which they were cut but just a bit lower than where the cuts were. Then I simply adhered the decorated card front to the front of the card base.

After I attached the butterflies' bodies,  I folded the butterflies' wings up a bit to add dimension.

I used another folder embosser to get the word "love", skimming my distress ink over it to bring out the letters. I then cut out a fancy tag shape, with a die, {inking it's edges as well}, to attach the word sentiment to. I added a double bow of sheer, shimmery green and a gold cording, attaching 2 inked wooden hearts to it's center.
I think it turned out quite well and guess what?, Dan said it was the best card ever!
So that's it for me for today. 
Until next time.


Inky Chicks - Butterflies
* Sweet Stamps - Dies
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything {with a Bow}
Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts
* Victorine  - Monochromatic Green + 1 neutral
CAS on Sunday - Stitching {done in gold pen around the outer edge}
 A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon & Lace
* Allsorts - Use those dies
One SweetStampers - Ringing In Spring


Donna Maligno

Nancy, this is one gorgeous card! Love the positive/negative look of this creation. Thanks so much for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for April!


Pretty creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Barbara Bruder

Nancy what a great card. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our April Blog Hop.Stop over and leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.


Love the lace border and the monochromatic look, it's so beautiful ! And the sentiment tone on tone is such a great idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

Dana Tatar

Stunning card! The embossing, die-cuts and lace are so beautiful and I love the green! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! We'd love to have you visit our blog hop for a chance to win a Craft-Dee BowZ Tool! :) Happy Anniversary!


Your card is stunning! I love the colors and the textures. Thanks for playing in our die cut challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT

Shelly Schmidt

How beautiful! Love the pretty dies and the dimension of the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!


Absolutely beautiful Nancy. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

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