9th Anniversary Gift & Card

My husband and I just celebrated our 9th anniversary yesterday – crazy to think that we’ve been together for 15 years, married for 9!! I always try to be a little crafty (or find hand-crafted things) when it comes to anniversary gifts, if time and talents allow. A quick Google search revealed that the traditional gifts for the 9th anniversary are pottery and willow, but that the modern gift is leather. Well, thank goodness for that since I don’t know how to do pottery (although I’d love to learn someday), and we don’t have a weeping willow tree to carve our initials into (although that was my favorite tree growing up). 

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Viking Valentine’s Card

I made 20 of these Valentine’s cards for my son’s preschool teachers, family, and friends.

Using the Avery Elle Viking stamp set, I stamped the Viking image onto Strathmore Bristol Vellum with MFT black licorice hybrid ink. I knew I wanted to use my ZIG clean color real brush markers, and the vellum is a great paper that allows the colors to blend well.

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