Thursday, August 13, 2009

The LONG anniversary card

I don't know if you have trouble coming up with ideas for cards for your dh, but I do. The things that he is into are motorcycles, but sport bikes, not Harleys (and all motorcycle stamps are for Harley type bikes, not his type) and computers. I have one computer stamp set. He used to fly small planes, but doesn't do that, plus I don't have any sets like that. So, I looked around on SCS for some inspiration. I saw some that said, "I'm nuts about you" and I have a squirrel set that would work for that. I saw a few others that might work. Still, none of it was really THE card I wanted to make, if that makes any sense. Being a last minute to do something person, I got this idea right before our anniversary. I would use my Clear Dollar Stamps Wagon Wishes set and come up with 20 things about our marriage to put in the wagons. As it turned out I think there were more than 20, but I lost count!

I had to use computer images on some of the pages. I punched holes and used hemp to connect all the little wagons together. Sit back and enjoy the longest card on the face of the earth! LOL!

Front of card: Computer font words, TAC Happy Anniversary, There She Goes Cupcake Mix & Match

The whole wagon train!

Click to enlarge any of these. If you enlarge it & look at the moving boxes, you'll see that we reused our boxes and the items changed each time. Clear Dollar Stamps Wagon Wishes, Texas on my mind

Clear Dollar Stamps Wagon Wishes, computer generated graphics (we spent a year in Africa), Studio G $ set Family, SU Pocket Friends

CDS Wagon Wishes, Motorcycle Mania, Computer graphics

CDS Wagon Wishes, April Showers, Kitchen Clutter, Gina K. Designs Have a Cookie, SU fruit set
Unknown maker of sunshine stamp

CDS Wagon Wishes, Kitchen Clutter, Eat More Ham, Prayer Journal, computer graphics

Computer graphics, CDS Wagon Wishes

The cardstock used for the base is a textured navy I happen to have a LOT of (thus didn't mind using a lot on one card!). The background paper is from a stack my friend Kathy gave me. I used stazon black ink for the images. I colored mostly with SU and other dye ink markers, but did use some copics & prismacolors on a few. They don't work well with stazon ink, so I didn't do a lot like that.

I added my personal note on the back with a white gel pen. No, you can't see that! : )

I'm itching to get inkier, but am so tired I might just crash early tonight.

Thanks for stopping by!


ashjoy said...

Wow girl, that is some serious stampin! Very nice!

Traci M said...

Lori, this is the longest and cutest and most creative anniversary card I've ever seen! I hope Phil enjoyed it, and I'm sure it was super fun to make!!

peggysue said...

Whoa, Lori that is some card! I had no idea you'd been married sooooo long! :) Actually I did, but I couldn't resist the pun. Great card.