October 23, 2010

8th anniversary

Today is my 8th wedding anniversary.  I ordered my husband's gift a while ago, but it still hasn't arrived.  As it is a combo birthday/ anniversary gift I am hoping that it will arrive in time for his birthday on the 26th.  I did however, make him a card that I thought I would share with all of you.

The card base is 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches.  There really isn't a good reason for choosing that size, but it was just how much I had of the base color- trying to use a scrap...LOL

The frog was cut from create-a- critter at 2.5 inches, and the "happy anniversary" is from elegant cakes.  I trimmed the a to make it look like hoppy instead of happy.  I'm not sure what the height of the phrase was, but I'll look for that detail in my Gypsy later.

I embossed the card base in my cuttle bug (swiss dots), sanded lightly than ran it back through the CB to flatten the dots.  I really love this effect and it makes gluing much easier.  The frog was also embossed with "spots and dots" and then lightly sanded.  The border was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  And of course I had to add some bling to the crown.

For the inside I printed a note from my computer on regular white paper and attached it. 

1 comment:

  1. Cute card!!! I love how you use the bubble punch around the card... I really have to get back to crafting!!