A couple of weeks ago, "Jack" (not his real name) asked me to make a card for Jill (that is her real name!). He's wants to propose to her by the end of this month. They've been dating for ten and a half years and he feels the time is right to make it official. He asked if I could make him a feminine card to profess his undying love. The sentiment: "How are you". A very peculiar request, I thought. Apparently it's their own code for "I love you". Not really knowing how to tackle the idiosyncrasies of youthful lovebirds, I did what I do best - procrastinate. But alas, today I was cornered at the coffee machine with no card and no credible excuse. Worse still, I told him I'd give him the card tomorrow.
So, I phoned my husband for ideas (I was desperate!). He listened and out of the blue he said: "What's for dinner, dear?" For about 2 seconds I was speechless and then: "It's 10am and you're thinking of dinner? Seriously?!" And he said: "No... yes...It's my secret code. It means I can't wait to come home and be with you at the end of the day". Oh so romantic, I thought...until he said "And don't forget to get some beer". Yes, folks, I don't call him Conan the Barbarian for nothing. A diamond in the rough.
As soon as I got home, I set about making the card. My tools: Mojo Monday Sketch #260, The Shabby Room #133 "White", Platypus Creek #16 "Pearls & Lace" and Shelly's Image "Shaped Card"
Here's my card for "Jack". I hope it fits the bill.
|I went with the round option. The papers are from Papermania's Capsule Collection "Linen".|
|Plenty of bridal action: lace, pearls, hearts and flowers. I think its screaming L-O-V-E. |
My WMS stamp says "Hey, How are you?" I hope the extra word won't be an issue!
|The sentiment is on pop-dots. I tied a bow with the lace, placed it on 2 felt flowers and fastened the lot down with a cream brad.|
|I used Hearts , Circles and Fleur de Lis dies to cut out the layers.|
|I stuck to my brief and there's no mention of "Love", even on the inside.|
"Just Saying Hello, Will You Marry Me"
Thanks for looking at my no-love romantic card. I'm off to get dinner started. No beer but we'll have some wine...if he behaves! LOL. Have a romantic evening y'all!
Banana chocolate chip cupcake and