Bill and Karen had big plans for their 50th, instead they celebrated in the rehab center with a small group of friends and family. I was humbled to be part of a group of musicians that Karen brought in yesterday to surprise Bill at this celebration. There are four of us who comprise a small praise team once a month at church. All of us have known Bill and Karen (and for that matter their children and grandchildren) for a very long time, and Bill has loved our music.
With that background, you understand that their anniversary card needed to be above and beyond the usual. Not that that's what is important to them - but it was important to me to know that I gave them my heart with this card. I've been pondering this for awhile - what could I do that was special? I remembered some dies that WPlus9 came out with recently, and I remembered that Dawn's cards on the WPlus9 blog were absolutely "gasp-worthy". I didn't venture far from the cards that Dawn did to introduce the dies - right down to her vellum layer which gives a beautiful dimensional look. (There have also been a number of truly amazing cards on the blog since then.)
- Stamps: WPlus9 Sweet Nothings
- Paper: PTI Spring Mix and vellum cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Khaki, Stampin' Up Pool Party
- Ink: Versamark
- Accessories: WPlus9 Foliage Frame die and Birds & Branches Frame die, Wow White Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm sparkling clear sequins, Hemtique 10-lb white twine