Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Written on the Tree Anniversary Card

What a fun simple masculine card!  I was inspired by one similar on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for Hubby's Anniversary card this year.
For the card base I used some Recollection's teal blue card stock cut at an A2 size .   Next I cut a stitched panel out of kraft card stock with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes using the largest rectangle.  I then took that stitched panel to my Cricut Explore and set it up to write the words where I wanted them to be  with a black Cricut pen.   The fonts are from my computer.  Then I took the panel to my die-cutting machine and used a stitched heart die to cut out the words.  Next I took the other part of the panel and placed it in my Wood Grain Textures embossing folder by Crafters companion that I had already rubbed  Walnut stain distress ink directly to the folder.  I really really love how this embossing turned out.  I took the same ink around the edges of everything before it adhering everything together.   I wrapped some brown and white bakers twine three times around the Wood panel before adhering it to the teal panel.   I cut a couple of different button die-cuts, the stitch circle in brown the other in the teal blue.  I also cut a heavier backer to go behind the teal.  I tied a knot in the three layers of twine running across the card and then ran it up through my buttons to tie a knot there.   I tucked in some foam tape behind the teal button to give it some dimension.   I stamped the word forever on a small banner diecut to slip under the button with foam tape added to it as well.
For the inside I cut another stitched rectangle panel after printing out the sentiment I created on my computer.  I used walnut stain distress ink to go around the edges of that panel before I adhered it.

I made an envelope out of the same teal blue card stock, Neither of them look like the true color in these pics lol...using my 123 envelope punchboard from WeRMemory Keepers.  On the front I added two different Heart diecuts from the same set as before out of Kraft card stock. The stitched one, I had the Cricut Explore write on first.  Then on the back flap of the envelope I use the same Lacy heart die to simply emboss into the paper instead of cut.

I am entering into this fun challenges:
Simon Says: Pop It Up
FFC #206 Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - September Masculine/Men/ Boys
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room this week.


Heather said...

This is sooooo adorable!!! Oh, my goodness, I'm sure your hubby loved it!! I just love the little hearts withe your names "carved in" it! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Soniya - Growing Craft said...

Thats cute card!! Thank you so much for participating at :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Eva :-) I love the whole design of this, having your names engraved on the tree is such a fabulous idea!! very cute :-)

Happy Anniversary!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Scrapper69 said...

That is so sweet! Adorable card!


Arlene said...

Totally a guy card. Very creative. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.