Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Looks Like You Are Stuck With Me

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit. Today is kind of  a special day around my house.  This day marks 36 years of wedded chaos bliss for me and the hubby! I'm not sure how 36 years went by in the blink of an eye...but, they did.  I wouldn't trade a single day of those years, not even the not-so-great days (cause let's face it...in 36 years there are bound to be a few not-so-great days).  With each anniversary I grow to love this guy more and more and I look forward to many more years together.

Okay, now that you listened to me get all sappy, let's get on with the anniversary card, shall we?  I'm not great with "guy cards".  They always seem to stump me even when they are for someone in my own family. So, I remembered seeing some cards that were stamped and colored on Kraft paper and they seemed a bit more on the masculine side to me.  And...that's what I went with....

I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out and plan on trying this technique again in the near future.  I had to remind myself to wait a little longer between adding colors to the image. I found that it took the Copic Ink a little longer to settle into the true color it would become on this Kraft paper. Definitely harder to blend and harder to judge your final color.
The images are from the stamp set "Sweet Succulents" by My Favorite Things.

I love the inside sentiment, cause really, that's most days.

And, there you go!
Thanks so much for stopping by on our special day - see ya soon!


  1. Happy, happy anniversary to you and your hubby my friend!! I wish you many more years of wedded bliss!! Your card is fabulous!! I love the cacti on the kraft paper!! The sentiments are so cute!! This is so fun!! I know you hubby loved it!! Happy anniversary again!! I hope you two have a wonderful celebration!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Happy Anniversary to you & your hubby!!I had to grab a tissue for a second..lol
    May the lord bless you & your hubby with many more years to come.
    Such a fun sentiment! Perfect! Totally cute my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  3. Happy 36th anniversary to you both!! That's wonderful and may you have many more yrs together!
    I really like stamping on Kraft! Colors are definitely a gamble, but this is great!!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I just love your card, it says it all!
    Dawn xx

  5. Awesome card Tanya!! Happy Anniversary! :)

  6. Love that perfect sentiment. Great card and love the stamping. Happy anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary Tanya. Beautiful card. Your coloring is perfect. Love the cute images and sentiments.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  8. Tanya, I love everything about this card. So darling. Great tie of sentiments and image. Wonderful on the kraft stock. Happy anniversary!

  9. I love this card!! The images look fabulous on the kraft paper. And I loved your story too. 36 years is wonderful!! Congratulations and happy anniversary!! xox

  10. Happy Anniversary Tanya!! Love your card, looks great on the craft cardstock. Love the sentiments too

  11. Sorry I'm late to wish you and your Hubby a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It's been a crazy week.... and I still have tomorrow to get through! :) But I LOVE this card... fabulous sentiment and the inside is just as awesome.... it's so cute!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  12. What an adorable card!! Such a fun image!
    Happy belated anniversary!!


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