I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Anniversary Card for My Husband

Recently my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary.  He's the kind of guy who thoughtfully remembers the little details that I often forget, so I tried very hard to create a card with details that were reminiscent of our wedding.  Our wedding colors were black and white, and my bridesmaids and I carried red roses to add a splash of color.  I recreated those colors on this card.  The sentiment is from a set I used to stamp the napkins for our wedding.  I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum, as I didn't want to "girly" this card up too much for my husband!  Here's the card I made for him:

I stamped the background stamp in craft ink on white card stock, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I attached a piece of red ribbon (repurposed from a package I received recently...I always save those ribbons!) to the embossed panel.  I used my Big Shot and a Sizzix die to cut rectangles of black and white card stock, stamped my sentiment and adhered the stamped piece to a larger black rectangle.  I added black brads to the corners and adhered that piece to the embossed card stock using dimensionals.  I then attached the whole panel to a card base made of black card stock and added a white liner to the inside of the card.

My husband and I have been blessed with beautiful children, a strong support system of family and friends, and a Savior who has carried us through the ups and downs of life.  There's a whole lot of love in our house, and life around here is always exciting.  If that's not worth taking the time to make a special card, I don't know what is!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products used:
Background Stamp: Soft Swirls (Stampin' Up!)
Sentiment Stamp: Love Matters (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink (Stampin' Up!), Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder: Clear (Mrs. O'Leary's)
Embellishments: Black brads, red ribbon


  1. Fabulous card for your husband! Love the rich red ribbon and the sentiment! Your dh sounds like a keeper!

    1. Thank you, Ellen! I am so glad you stopped by!

  2. This is such a sweet card Amy. Like you, I try to tailor my cards for the person I am making it for. All the little touches you have done will mean to much. Black and white with a touch of red is fabulous! Happy Anniversary!

    1. Thank you, Donna! Black and white is one of my favorite combinations, so I always love making a card with these colors. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Hi Amy! You left a sweet comment on my card in the SCS gallery so, I thought I would pop over here to your blog and check you out. You've got some darling cards here. Love your style. I signed up to follow you.

    1. Thank you so much, Jennipher! I am so glad you stopped by, and very happy to have you as a follower on my blog!


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