Hey there! Happy anniversary to hubby and me today! 16 years since we tied the knot in a not-so-intimate wedding ceremony with 200 people watching! ;) 16 years of good, really. No marriage is perfect, but I'm happy to say that ours has had more good than bad, and he's still the person I lean on the most in the world. I have a very cool, very geeky surprise planned. By the time this goes live he will hopefully know about it, but I had no clue what to get him, really nada. And then I thought I'd go off of that anniversary number thing, you know like one year is paper, two is wood, etc. Come to find out, there isn't one for 16? I personally thought that was weird! Maybe they figure by 16 years you don't need to celebrate anymore? LOL, 16 years and 3 kids, I think we need to celebrate more than ever! Ha! So, anyway.... my husband is a science guy. He's an engineer, and reading up on the Periodic table of Elements, the 16th element is Sulphur. I know Sulphur doesn't sound very romantic.... but when I discovered that the Hot Sulphur Springs are only a couple hours from where we live, I knew I had a winner of a gift! So, we will spend a little time there this weekend, kids are going to my Mom's, it should be good. :) Here's a scanned in cropped down wedding pic from back in the day before everyone had digital cameras! Makes me feel SO old, lol!
So, this is the card I'm giving him. It's a "reject" from my latest PC Mag submissions, it was for the male valentines. Personally, I thought it was funny! Must just not have been what they were going for this time. I'll keep plugging away at it. :)
These stamps are Paper Smooches Alfresco. These stamps crack me up! I thought this would be a cute Valentine, but it makes a good anniversary card, too. :) I colored the fire with Copics, and added a few gem flourishes for interest. The sentiment was curved on the block and then stamped.... that's a real advantage that clear stamps have over rubber! I particularly like the photopolymer ones like these. Acrylics are fun and uber-affordable, but a bit harder to get that perfect image from.
Well, that is all for me, big weekend ahead! Hope you are all doing well. :) have a great weekend!
supply list: stamps: paper Smooches; card stock: Stampin' Up!; markers: Copic; gem flourishes: Recollections