I don’t know if I’ll get round to making a Christmas card for Adrian this year, but in previous years I have often incorporated hearts into my cards for him. Last year I made a red button heart. This year, I think he might get something similar to this one.
2010 will be our 14th year together and in February it’s our 13th wedding anniversary. For the first time in five years, we won’t be working at the NEC trade show for our anniversary – yay! People often ask how we cope working together, but we were colleagues and friends before we started dating so we knew what we were letting ourselves in for. We were a secret office romance and enjoyed shocking everyone by just turning up engaged one day when no one knew we were even an item. Actually that’s not true, several of the secretaries had worked it out, but none of the men had! One of my friends asked me how I knew he was “the one” and I said I recognised him. I also said I had expected him to be thinner and have more hair, but I knew he was my soulmate and that was that.
Sorry, I almost started to bore you with the story of our romance, I’m sure you’re not here for that, so I’ll get back to the card.
This is all Distress inks – the background is shaded with the blending tool using Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and a touch of Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord round the edges. The words were stamped in Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick and the hearts were Fired Brick, then rubbed over with Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord around the edges again. The background and sentiment are matted onto burgundy card and the main card has a touch of ink around the edges as well. Fairly simple and I can easily adapt the colours to be more festive – a touch of stickles to give it some Christmas bling.
Well, I am in the middle of a major craft room tidy up, so I better get back to it. I am almost there – I have more than 8 inches of workspace clear … for now!