From Here to New York

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Happy Tuesday!! Today my husband and I are celebrating 9 years of marriage. Can you believe that? I know I can’t. Life’s going by in a flash when you’re not paying attention. So I had to make him a card for the occasion. I love the sentiment from the Sketchy Cities America set by Altenew, and that’s where I started with this card.

From Here to New York Card by Els Brigé

I’m very much into light blues these days, and I thought I had to add some wood veneer to the combo to add to the masculine touch. The background patterned paper, which I found in last month’s Studio Calico card kit, is from Dear Lizzy. The woodgrain label is a free printable from Kaitlin Shaeffer. I came accross them a while back on Pinterest.

From Here to New York Card by Els Brigé

Throwing that hot pink on top probably wasn’t the best idea to enhance the masculinity of it all. Let’s just say I ended up with a neutral card;) I tried adding more neutrals and woodgrain in stead, but that made the card lifeless. So I went for a pop of color, and this one just seemed to match best in my book.

From Here to New York Card by Els Brigé

I die-cut the tiny hearts with a die from an older Studio Calico kit. I just love the size of that heart, definitely for cards. Both hearts are on dimensional adhesive so they draw your attention. The trace is hand-sewn. I first punched all the wholes with a paper piercer, carefully not to tear the paper. I used ordinary machine sticthing thread, but doubled it to make the trace a bit thicker.

From Here to New York Card by Els Brigé

The wood veneer plane wasn’t initially planned to go on this card. But through the proces of looking for more woodgrain items, I pulled it out, layed it on the card, and loved the effect. So the plane stayed.

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Sketchy Cities AmericaAltenew; Ink: Charcoal Chalk Ink – ColorBox; Patterned Paper: Daydreamer (6×6 paper pad) – Dear Lizzy; Misc.: white cardstock – Papicolor, free woodgrain label printable – Kaitlin Sheaffer, wood veneer plane – Studio Calico, Punch Layering Paper – Hero Arts; Tools: mini heart die – Studio Calico.

4 Responses

  1. Miriam Prantner
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    Such a sweet card! I love the stitching!

  2. lenny
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    Great card!!
    CONGRATS!! Happy wedding anniversary!! Party time!! 🙂 🙂

  3. Lies
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    Proficiat! xxx

  4. tsurutadesigns
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    super SWEET…love the stitching. happy anniversary!

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