An Autumn Anniversary

Hello friends!  It’s been so cold over my way and even snowed the other day which is a tad bit early for this time of the year.  I’m still trying to hold onto to Fall a bit longer as I know that the Holiday/Winter Season will be approaching us very quickly now!  It seems that Autumn never gets it’s due justice and goes by so fast!🍂

I’m popping in today to share a card I’ve made for hubby to help celebrate our special day of 21 years together🥰:

I adore this sweet image by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps called “Your Love Lifts Me” as I thought it was a great representation of how I feel about hubby and how I wanted it to reflect on my card for him.  He will have already received this card by the time this posts…so it’s OK if he sees this!😉

I’ve stamped the image over a panel of Copic Blending Card off to one side of it and then cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  I took a piece of orange colored cardstock and used the same die to cut it with, but I cut this piece in half, stamped the sentiment over it and sponged around the edges of it with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I also took the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiments set and white heat embossed it over a piece of brown cardstock that was cut out with the Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips die set and attached underneath the sentiment and cut off at the edge.

The few leaves over the design was stamped from an older Simon Says Stamp set and colored with Copics.  I then added some more Vintage Photo sponged around the image panel and attached the orange sentiment panel over top of the colored image panel and wrapped some twine around the center of it. I layered this panel over top of an A2 sized top folding brown card base.  I’ve added some sequins filled with gold Stickles in the center along with a few more dots.

Here’s a closer look at the Copic coloring I’ve done over the image.  I’ve kept it pretty simple and decided I didn’t want to add white dots to their cheeks like I usually do.  I don’t know why there are times I do and times I don’t.  This time it just seemed to call for none.

I used a light blue marker to color in the background and then with the same colors that I’ve used to color in the leaves, I took the markers and made my own leaves on the ground surrounding the couple.  I even stamped some more of the leaves on the inside of the card as well as the envelope and colored them.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Autumn Anniversary card today as I sure had fun colored this sweet image.

I’m very lucky to have such a wonderful person to share my life with in the past 21 years and look forward to our times together in the future.  Thank you for stopping in today friends!  See you soon!


  1.  Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
  2. Allsorts – Celebration Time
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2043 Anything Goes
  4. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC295 All About Occasions

5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

6. The House That Stamps Built – O2820 Anything Goes

26 thoughts on “An Autumn Anniversary

  1. What a wonderful Anniversary card (Hope it’s great, BTW) and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for playing over at The House That Stamps Built.


  2. Such A sweet anniversary card – 21 years – we have been married 29 years this year. The time does go by fast. All the cute little detail you put in on this card – makes it a special celebration for your anniversary.
    We have not yet had any snow but h these rainy, gloomy, gray days, good girl cave days.
    Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.


  3. Such a sweet Anniversary card is a great colour palette, it’s lovely to see you at Allsorts Celebrations theme this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x


  4. What a darling of a card Vicki. Your colouring looks fabulous and the super cute image of the couple are utterly adorable x. Many congratulations to you both and yes count your blessings …as I do every day too x.


  5. What a super cute image and a really lovely creation. Thank you for joining our ‘Celebrations’ challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x


  6. Congratultions on your 21st anniversary, Vicki, and I hope many more will follow. I think I will have to find that stamp too, as next year we will have our 50th anniversary!
    You made your husband such a beautiful card! Your colouring is amazing!
    xxx Margreet


  7. Oh I love this so much! A cute image just perfect for the occasion and beautifully coloured and autumnal colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.


  8. This is so adorable!!! The image is so sweet and your coloring is fabulous!! Love the great layout, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  9. Aww Vicki, happy belated anniversary and congrats on 21 yrs together! I too am fond of Crissy’s images and this one is just so sweet and adorable! I love the coloring and subtle touches of autumn added to make this just perfect for a masculine anniversary card! I hope you managed to find a fun way to celebrate the occasion too!


  10. This is the sweetest Anniversary card, Vicki! A stunning images with wonderful colouring and a very special sentiment! I’m sure your husband loved! Thanks for joining in over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care! 🙂


  11. Sweet autumn love! How beautiful, Vicki! Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! Wishing you many, many more happy years together!


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