Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Anniversary Card for Matty

 It's the 4th of July! For most, that means BBQs, fireworks, and red, white, and blue evvvverything. For my little household, it means HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my Matty! Today we celebrate 14 years married and 19 years together 💗 I created this anniversary card for him, and I think it's pretty fitting to the past 19 years we've enjoyed together...

To start, Matt and I met when we both lived/grew up in Phoenix. So the cacti and Route 66 signs fit perfectly! Next, we've moved across this entire country two different times, with multiple moves and road-trips in between. Driving 3,000+ miles with multiple animals in the car is never ideal, but we've done it many times and survived!

The majority of this card uses items from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2022 kit. The background is heat embossed with Hero Arts Gold powder and the stamp is Hero Arts Road Signs Bold Prints. I then heat embossed the Hero Arts Roadside Messages sign with (old, doesn't exist anymore) Zing Black Glitter powder over vellum. 

The cacti use the stencils and dies from the kit. I colored them with Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers.

When working with very detailed stencils, I love using these mini blending brushes. This means I don't have to deal with any masking tape while I ink.

Happy anniversary, Matty! Love you so very much

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