Italy and Olive Trees resemble so much in our married life, so I needed the Olive Branch Stamp Set.
It was in Italy where my husband fell in love with me which is why Olive Trees play a significant role in our life. The Olive Tree is a symbol of peace, wisdom, fertility, prosperity, health, luck, victory, stability and tranquility. Moreover, the olive tree symbolises the eternal link between man and the earth.
Today we celebrate 13 years of married life together and still to this day, Italy and Olives mean so much to us.
Making use of the Stamparatus and Sponge Daubers, I created this card for hubby. Inking up the image on the Stamparatus with Daubers, enabled the detail of this image to stand out. I first inked up the leaves with Mossy Meadow, ensuring the olives were clear of ink. Then, after cleaning the image, I inked up the olives with Old Olive and stamped before repeating with touches of Blackberry Bliss. I had to repeat the final colour a few times to achieve the depth of colour I wanted. I was pretty pleased with how real they turned out.
Fussy cutting around the protruding leaves, I tucked these leaves through a Stitched Rectangle before die cutting. This allows for the protruding leaves to remain in tact.
The Gift of 13 Years
Seemingly Lace is the gift given for 13 years of marriage, which is the only reason why I added a touch of lace to the righthand edge of the stitched rectangle. I wouldn’t normally add this to a man’s card but this will mean something to him and be a lasting memory of the 13 years we’ve been together. Sadly this beautiful ribbon has retired but I’m fortunate enough to have a spool left on my shelves.
A simple sentiment taken from the Ringed with Nature stamp set, heat embossed Gold onto Mossy Meadow completed my card. To carry the image over into the inside of the card, I stamped the bottom of this image to the top right of my internal layer.
Many of my customers are familiar with seeing hubby pop in at various events. He’s been my biggest cheerleader throughout the years and I couldn’t ask for better.
I hope I’ve inspired you to look at this stamp set with fresh eyes and consider using your Stamparatus.
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