Stick Figure Love

Stick Figure Love – Happy Anniversary Card

I’d love to hear which card you like the best. I’m torn. So far my sister and husband favor the same card. I’m wondering if one really is more appealing than another. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Today I have one card done two ways. I’m using my new Stick Love stamp (well, new to me). I received a bridal shower invitation that had this image on it way back it March. I have been on the hunt for it ever since. I found it at a garage sale! Woo Hoo!

This is one of those stamps that I just want to hold to my chest and squeal with delight. I simply adore it. So, without further delay, here are my cards.

Stick Figure Love - Happy Anniversary Cards

The elements on the card are the same. Blue sparkle paper from The Paper Company. The stick figures are stamped in Memento ink and colored with copic markers. Stick Love is from Wordsworth. Happy Anniversary is from Hero Arts.

If you look closely, you can see that I used a bit of grey marker to put shadows under the feet of the stick figures. I think it’s subtle, but helps ground the figures.

Stick Figure Love – Happy Anniversary – Rectangle

I’ll show you a close-up of the first card I created. The rectangle card.

stick figure happy anniversary card in rectangular shape

Let me point out a couple of elements that make this anniversary card different then the other. I used white embossing for the happy anniversary sentiment. I really wanted it to pop off the dark blue. After I colored the card with copics, I went back with some glitter pens to highlight the shaded areas.

I chose to leave the card very simple. I wanted the focal point of the stamp to really stand out.

Stick Figure Love – Happy Anniversary – Blocks

Next I wanted to see what the image would look cut into blocks.

stick figure love happy anniversary blocked

For my second use of the stick love stamp, I opted to cut each couple into their own square. I matted each of them in the same dark blue as the first card. I’m not sure why I didn’t simply line them up evenly…but I decided to off set each couple.

The differences: the happy annivesary is stamped in black ink. I did not use glitter pens on this but instead used a few pink gems. I also added a little pink bow made from scrappers floss.

I really can’t wait to send these anniversary cards out to the next few couples on my list. I think homemade anniversary cards are the best!

But curious…which card do you think is cuter. Do let me know!

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7 Comments

  1. Angela B. said,

    July 23, 2010 at 08:58

    They are all so cute!! But I like the one in the middle best, then the foot toss! So very sweet! The recipients will be so pleased!! Happy Card making!

  2. Carole C said,

    July 23, 2010 at 09:59

    I like the card with the three figues separately. the one with the small bow. But both are delightful.

  3. Deborah said,

    July 23, 2010 at 11:27

    Both cards are lovely. I like the card where the figures are all together in a rectangle. I like the simple elegance of it. Nice job. It is a fun stamp!

  4. Angela B. said,

    July 23, 2010 at 18:12

    I like the card where they couples are in their own squares!! 😉

  5. Pat said,

    July 27, 2010 at 17:13

    I like the couples in their own square card. Very good look.

  6. Vickie McKnight said,

    December 1, 2010 at 10:45

    First off will Larry and I be getting one of these? Cause I don’t care…they are both so darned cute!

  7. Zoe said,

    February 8, 2011 at 02:40

    Both are nice and cute! I like the one the couples are all in the rectangle.


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