Never underestimate the power of two – an anniversary card

Happy Saturday!

I didn’t think I would have time to blog today.  We offered to help friends with their wedding invitations recently and a fair few hours have been spent designing, showing, tweaking and finalising them.  I decided to “encourage” us to finish the design by arranging to meet the bride and groom this coming Monday to show them the final design.  I was expecting late nights and early mornings this weekend, in between social engagements!  But, things went far better than I expected this morning and the invites are done!  So my reward is to share another card with you 🙂 Notice I don’t mention the sleeves the invites will go in – that’s this afternoon’s task.

I made this card recently because I was playing around with Blackberry Bliss, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate combinations – I didn’t have anyone in mind.  I loved the way it turned out.  So when we were invited to my in-law’s barbecue to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, I knew immediately that we would give them this:

Never Underestimate...
Never underestimate…

I love this card and the combination of colours – you’ll be seeing it again (and again).  Now, I gave this card away before setting up my blog, and didn’t take measurements (oops), so please forgive the rough and ready nature of the next section.

Materials and measurements

  • Basic Grey cardstock – 148.5 x 210mm. scored and folded at 105mm
  • Blackberry bliss cardstock – 148 x 100 mm (approx)
  • Moonlight DSP stack – 143 x 95 mm (approx).  I *love* everything about this DSP stack – the colours, the patterns and how versatile it is
  • I cut a banner in Blackberry Bliss, then put a strip of DSP over the top (again it’s the Eastern Elegance DSP which is retired now).  I joined them together with an Antique brad, then stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White card stock and cut it into a square (I have the Square framelits now, but I didn’t then, so had to freehand it).  Never underestimate the power of two is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set.

Hope you enjoy it.


2 thoughts on “Never underestimate the power of two – an anniversary card

  1. I’ve been struggling to use the moonlight stack although I do love it. This is very helpful! I can see that I may end up going back on my word and may actually have to order some antique brads 🙂

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