Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Celebrate -- An Anniversary Card

When I first bought this Itty Bitty Unity stamp, I envisioned using just two chairs for an anniversary card.  
So, I masked it, stamped it twice --once on cardstock and once on patterned paper -- and made this card:

Not only does this card use some of my favorite October Afternoon papers, but it also uses two of my favorite techniques, namely embossing (the doily stamp) and paper piecing on the chair.  Here is a closer look.

So now that I used part of this stamp on an anniversary card, I just may have another use for the entire stamp.  I just learned that my nephew and his wife are expecting their second baby!  I think the four chairs may offer some fun symbolism for a congratulatory card.  What do you think? Should I go traditional baby congratulations or stretch the chair stamp?  Let me know.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink;
Patterned Paper and Sticker: October Afternoon (Farmhouse);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (Enjoy Your Company): Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1); Hero Arts (Circle Design);
Inks: Ranger (Jet Black); Versamark;
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch (Doily Lace Edge)
Misc.: Zing Embossing Powder (white) Ribbon (Recollections)


Joy said...

Fabulous card, I love the masculine feel to this card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Love it... and by all means "stretch" the stamp. I think that is a wonderful idea.

Beate said...

I love how you only used two chairs. Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles