One year ago today, my boyfriend (now my husband) completely took me by surprise and proposed to me on stage at Real Estate BarCamp in Nashville, TN! We were part of a panel of REALTORS® answering questions from our dear friend Brian Copeland about how we use technology in our real estate business and at the end of 90 minutes or so, Dale got the last question. He took a long time answering it and transitioned it into my marriage proposal! He even had the song “Somebody” by Depeche Mode play on the speakers overhead. Depeche Mode is our favorite band and that song is essentially about longing for one’s “Somebody” or soul-mate. My husband and I were truly meant to be together! Here is the video below, and then I’ll get on to the card I made for him today!
This is the card I made for him today. We love the song “So in Love” by OMD, but that song doesn’t have anything to do with the card. 🙂
These are the products I used to make this card, which was inspired by a gorgeous card I saw on Pinterest! What’s coincidental is the woman who created the card that inspired mine is from Tennessee, where we were engaged.
These are the clear stamp sets I used: C1480 (retired) from the Roxy “Workshop on the Go” by Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee’s Butterfly Garden Collection – Expressions No. 14 and Glitz’s “Laced with Grace.”
I stamped the heart and added some shading with my colored pencil, then cut it out and inked the edges. I also stamped the rose frame and colored the roses with colored pencils. I would have done a better coloring job if I wasn’t trying to make this card while my husband was out. I was on a tight time crunch to get this done!
I stamped kraft paper with the background stamp and then stamped over it with another ink color. I used my sponge dauber to distress the edges with brown ink, and added bitty brads to the corners after cutting and layering the pieces.
I made the lacy piece by punching one side of craft paper and then turned it over to punch the other side. I distressed both sides with ink and then adhered my ribbon to it. Here is another view of the card. I hope it’s not too feminine for him with the hearts and roses, but I think he’ll like the aged look of the card.
Thanks for reading my blog and be sure to hug your sweetie tightly tonight – once you find the right one, each moment is a precious blessing.Pin It