Today I am pulling out a bunch of retired stuff, because it has been somewhat neglected lately and I wanted to use what I had. I needed an anniversary card for my dear in-laws, and I just love this beautiful hydrangea image. Paired with the musical score background stamp and some bold red stripes, I think it looks so classic and old fashioned. To make this card, I used Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the Musical Score background stamp onto the Very Vanilla piece, and ran a strip of the Early Espresso through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. For the hydrangea, I stamped it once in Memento Rich Cocoa onto a piece of Crumb Cake, making sure the flower head went off the right edge a little. Then I stamped it again on a scrap of Very Vanilla, colored the flower and leaves with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive blendabilities, and fussy cut them out. I did not fussy cut the stem - what crazy person would do that, LOL?? Then I glued them over the image that was stamped on the Crumb Cake layer. I added white gel pen dots in the center of the flowers. The sentiment is from a Gina K set called Elegant Post, because I don't have any SU sentiments the right size that say "Happy Anniversary" yet!
Hope you have a good weekend planned - I am stuck at home getting over a nasty cold, ugh. Hope you all stay well, and thanks for stopping by!