Happy Anniversary



On Monday, my husband and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary.  I can't believe it.  I'm not sure if it feels like just yesterday or a million years ago.  We've definitely been through it ALL, but we've always been through it together.  We make a great team!!  When I saw the CASE Study challenge for this week, I immediately knew I'd be making an anniversary card with the inspiration. 

When designing clean and simple cards, it is important to maintain a fair amount of white space and create good balance and flow while creating a clear focal point.  This is not always easy and sometimes you need to think a bit outside the box.  I wanted my frame and silhouette images to be my focal point, but by popping up the frame, adding the silhouettes, heart and button, my design was getting too busy for my liking.  Instead I used the negative portion of the frame and added the stamping & silhouettes on the card base and added the additional embellishments flush with the top panel.  The main panel was adhered using pop dots to add more visual interest.

I was planning on a CAS lesson today, but that is what you got :)  I hope it helps you create fabulous CAS creations.

*I am also entering this card into the Moxie Fab Stamp It! Love Challenge.

Stamps:  Defining Words, Heartfelt Mix, Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Simply Jane dies (PTI), Label Layers 3 Die, Heart die (Wplus9), Corner Rounder, button & thread 

10 comments:

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so elegant and classy, Maureen! LOVE all that stamping!

Kathy Martin said...

Terrific card! Love the window, the text and your heart/button accent. Perfect! :)

Karen said...

so pretty...

Bonnie aka raduse said...

What a beautiful card. Happy Anniversary too.

Susan said...

This is a gorgeous card and perfectly CAS. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Gorgeous CAS design, I really like the pop of deep burgundy!! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week! xx

Aixa M. said...

Gorgeous! So elegant...

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! Love the window with the silhouettes.

Cath said...

Hey Maureen! Thanks for linking this up to the Love Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Pryn said...

Elegant, classy and absolutely magnificent!!! I love EVERYTHING about this card and design!!!

Happy belated anniversary to you and Doug! May you continue to enjoy your amazing love for years to come <3

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