Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 22nd Love Birds

You know what they say about "birds of a feather?" Hubby and I are so much alike it's unreal, mostly with good attributes and sometimes with a few bad habits  But as a whole, being so similar helps us understand each other and we're still madly in love.  I thought the Atlantic Hearts sketch and the colors from Color My Heart Color Dare would be great for a card to tell him after 22 years how much I still love him. He's having to spend a lot of time with his 93-year-old mom who has dementia so I know he can always use some encouragement. There was an option for gold or silver and I loved the chance to add a touch of gold.

I embossed the dark side of Linen cardstock with feathers and used Blossom ink to stamp feathers on the strip of Blossom. Since CTMH cardstock has a light and dark side I was able to stamp the light side and mat it with the dark side. I stamped the birds and the sentiment circle using the light side of Linen cardstock. I used scotch tape to mask the birds' legs then the bodies so I can use both Blossom and New England Ivy ink for the birds.  I used two of the CTMH Stampaganza stamps (buy 2 get one free) that have been brought back from retirement for this month only, Solos "2" and "h." You can check out all of them here.  If you'd like to see more Solos art/ideas come back through the week and visit our blog hop Friday night or Saturday morning.


I embossed the circle of "happy" with gold. I can see so many possibilities with this stamp. I love to use my older stamps and don't do it nearly enough.  

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you spread a little HAPPY with your cards!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Card Mania Challenge #106 - anything goes
Color My Heart Color Dare #298 - New England Ivy, Linen, Blossom, and Gold
Craft-Dee Bowz July Challenge - anything goes with handmade bow
Try It On Tuesday - Things with wings

Psalm 68:5 (WEB)  A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

365 Promises of God - Promise #185: I am a father to the fatherless and I defend the cause of widows.


pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful, as is your reason for making it!Love the texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

crafty said...

A lovely design. Thank you for joining in the Crafting From The Heart challenge.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card and I'm sure it was appreciated.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday

Srebrnolistka said...

It's so cute artwork, I love colors :) and the image :)
Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful card project! I am in awe of it!A great take on the sketch! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
oxo Susi
(DT- Try It On Tuesday)

Sue Reynolds said...

Vickie, this week we were partnering with AHSC for this week's challenge and next week. Love that you also shared with Color Dare. This fits our DOUBLE TROUBLE challenge #4 too if you want to post it there. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing.

Candra said...

Awesome card and a great take on all the challenges! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we look forward to you playing along with us again on our next challenge.

Happy Crafting!
Candra - AHSC DT Member

Susan Fogle said...

Beautiful anniversary card, Vickie! I love how you incorporated the various bird references to symbolize love birds! Thank you for sharing with us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Tracey Pierce said...

I love your use of the Solo stamps...they are some of my favorites! Thanks for joining us at the Color My Heart Color Dare and HAPPY 22nd!!!

Linda Norman said...

Love the thought and care put into this card! The birds are cute! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!
Linda- DT