I waited and waited for inspiration to hit me about an anniversary card for my husband. Well, at the 11th hour on Wednesday, it came! DH often asks me "Who loves you, baby?" and I usually give him a song and dance like "Jesus, my mom, the boys...". It really annoys him but it is one of those things we do. I recently purchased the Kim Hughes Pretty Birds stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms and thought the owls paired with a Rosie's Roadshow sentiment would make the perfect card for him. Other than my crooked stitching I love how this turned out. This card is rather large, around 9"x4" and fits into a large open ended SU envelope which I believe has been retired. The chipboard is something from my stash that I embossed with certainly celery craft ink and clear EP. I went over the edges with a chocolate chip marker. I stamped the owls with Palette Burnt Umber and colored them with Copic markers. I punched them out with a 1 3/8" circle punch and layered them with a chocolate chip scallop circle. Their feet seemed to be hanging in mid air so I cut the bottoms straight so they "perched" better. I used one of the stamps in the set to make the 2 branches and connected then with a trunk using a brown Copic marker. The leaves were colored in with a green Souffle pen. The Rosie's Roadshow stamp actually reads "who loves you, baby?" but since I didn't need the "who" this time I omitted it. The patterned paper is by Crate Paper and is layered over a base of celery. The corners are brown dew drops.
Greg loved the card!
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