My son's 4th wedding anniversary is coming up next week, and he asked me if I could create a special card for his wife. He told me he wanted to include a family picture (he and my daughter-in-law just had their first child in July), so I dug out my photo corners and designed a card I hope Allie will really enjoy. Beginning soon after Alex was born, I prayed for a godly Christian wife for him, and the Lord answered my prayer so beautifully in Allie! Her parents are also devoted Christians, and it's such a blessing knowing they are praying daily for my son and encouraging him in his faith.
For the card, I started with some pretty pink shimmer cardstock and paired it with gold cardstock for the 2-step cover die layers. Then I decided navy blue would make a nice mat behind the pink and gold, so I cut out a mat and glued all the pieces together and then onto an A2 card base. The family photo was taken outside my DIL's parents' barn, so I decided to use some kraft paper that I embossed with a woodgrain folder (it's a Craftwell 8 1/2 X 11 inch EF titled "Woodgrain Cottage") to go with the barn wood theme. I stamped the sentiments for the front and the inside using navy blue ink to match the mat from the front of the card. I used a Close to My Heart sentiment for the inside sentiment because the word "Love" is in a woodgrain-type font. Both sentiments were die cut using Gina Marie Designs dies.
Here's a look at the card and some of the supplies I used:
Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (2/2 ends 9/26) Winner of Top 3 Pick 9/27/22
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for the week; 3/10 for the 2-weeks challenge; ends September 28)
Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: September Challenge | Hero Arts: Die-lightful (use dies) (ends October 2)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (3/3 ends Sept. 22)
Gem of A Craft Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com): ATG (3/3 ends September 23)
Can You Handle The Pressure? (cyhtp.blogspot.com): I used Craftwell's Woodgrain Cottage EF (3/3 ends on September 21)
613 Avenue Create (avenue613.blogspot.com): (3/8 ATG ends on September 30)
The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of Thinking of You (6/6 ends on October 2)
Crafty Catz (craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com): ATG with option to use metal (I used gold cardstock)
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite: Metallic or Glitter Card: I definitely prefer to work with metallic cardstock over glitter cardstock when die cutting because it cuts more easily (doesn't need as many passes through my eBosser and doesn't dull my blades in my Silhouette Cameo as quickly); (1/3 ends 9/28)