I do have a reason for it. Every year I make anniversary cards for my friend's four sons and daughters-in-law. Now I've learned she also sends them to nieces, nephews, grandkids, and just about everyone else and she'd love to have a lot more than four. Considering the variety of personalities and ages she sends them to, and the fact that I do this year after year, I need to think outside the box if I'm to come up with anything new.
So... I bought this digi for me just because I think it's cute, but I suddenly saw its possibilities as an anniversary card for the young at heart and wanted to make it up before I changed my mind.
It's colored with Copics and "happiness" from an old SU set was added. Also, feeling lazy, perhaps, I opted not to shade the background, but stamped a super ancient sun from my large collection of southwest stamps that I haven't used in ages.
The stitched and scalloped mats are a combination of two unrelated die sets that work perfectly together and enable dozens of combinations: Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. These two sets fit so perfectly together that they can even be nested at the time of cutting. For this combo I did a variety of cutting, fitting, and layering -- all easy stuff.
The finished card is 5 3/4" x 4 1/2", essentially A6. By making it just 1/4" shorter it allows centering of the A2 dies without the leftover space in the length.
Inside is a Power Poppy sentiment from the Sweet Simple Things digital stamp set. My friend can write her own "happy anniversary". I know she can make it work. As I mentioned, thinking outside the box.
There is a full list of supplies below my signature. Back to the Christmas cards now, but I will say this was fun for a change. Speaking of Christmas cards, I received my first of the season earlier this week. Happy holidays!