A Card for My Love

This week is exceptionally busy for my husband – he is the assistant manager of a bookstore, and they are in the process of moving from an old location to a brand new one. And this week all of the new merchandise is being shipped in to fill the store. So that means chaos, longer hours, and less family time.

When I saw the colors that the guest host, Julie (reneejul1, who has an awesome blog – check it out!), posted for today’s color combination challenge I knew it would be perfect for a card for him. It did take me all darn day to get to stamp, though. I made myself clean, reorganize, do laundry — boooooooring chores – first.

When he called to say he was leaving, I knew I’d better get going. The drive takes him about 45 minutes. I dug into my scrap drawer to see what pieces I had, and there I unearthed the Always Artichoke panel and the two Bordering Blue ones. I didn’t even have to cut them – they were the perfect size! I used Not Quite Navy for my card base, and cut a piece of Mellow Moss for the largest panel. On it, I used the Leaves a la Carte jumbo wheel, with Always Artichoke ink. The two Bordering Blue panels I ran through my Cuttlebug and sponged with NQN ink. Next, I used the jumbo wheel again on the Artichoke panel. For my image panel, I stamped hearts from Love Matters in Mellow Moss ink on Confetti Cream paper cardstock. I used NQN to stamp the word “Love”, and colored it in with an Artichoke marker. I sponged the edges with Artichoke ink. I added “the best is yet to come”, stamped in Bordering Blue, on a large punched oval mounted on dimensionals.

To finish the card, I tied a piece of grosgrain ribbon at the top. My husband was noticeably touched when he got home, and it was great to bring a smile to his face at the end of a long day.


6 Responses

  1. I love it! Super pretty colors, and I love the way you stamped the hearts and “Love”. The CB background also looks real nice. Great card!

  2. That was sweet of you to make him this darling card! Love the embossed background! I am sure he loved it too! 🙂

  3. What a super card! Very nice!

  4. You really nailed this challenge!

  5. Lovely card!

    oh and by the way…

    you’ve been tagged!

  6. Awwww….how sweet! Love the color combo…and the CB cs! 🙂

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