Friday, September 25, 2009

Autumn Harvest Anniversary Card

I wanted to do Gretchen Barron's weekend sketch challenge #103 this week. You can find her sketch by clicking here. I needed to make my husband an anniversary card. It will be 25 years on the 29th. Yep, I still love him. He has been very good to me.

It took me quite a bit of time to make this one. I love how it turned out in the end. I hope it looks manly. I think what makes me question it is putting the holes in the scallops. Men can have some frills too though, right?

I am also going to add this into the StampinUpLNStampers challenge for this week too. We are supposed to make a card using chalks. I broke out my stampin pastels and colored in my images and then used blender pens to enhance the chalks. I am very pleased. In fact, I can't wait to show my husband, but I have to wait a few days. :-(

These are the supplies I used to make this card. Everything is SU!. DSP: Autumn Meadows; Cardstock: really rust, more mustard, taken with teal, natural ivory, and chocolate chip; Ink: chocolate chip and really rust; Tools: big shot, circles #2, circles scallop #2, modern label punch, word window punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, crop-o-dile, paper piercer, and straight edge scallop punch; Accessories: 5/8" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon and dazzling diamonds.

I am sure Gretchen would love to have more participants in her sketch challenge. I hope that my card gives you the inspiration to do it. If so, make sure you sign up under the Mr. Linky on her blog this way other bloggers can see your card too.

Please tell me what you think. Thanks for looking at my blog and come back again real soon.


Now go-n-stamp!!

2 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Chris, what a gorgeous card! It is definitely manly. I love how you used your chalks. I will have to give this a try-mine are still brand new in the cellophane wrap for 3 years now :( Thanks for the inspiration! :)

gbarron56 said...

wow, Chris -- this is just fabulous. What a great job using this week's Sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge at Inspiration in Action. Blessings, Gretchen