Anniversary and Sympathy cards are 2 of the hardest for me to make, just because choosing an image is difficult. Sympathy is a little easier, you can do a male image or flowers for female. For anniversary you need something male and female generic and fit the couple. I was in a quandary when it came to my in-laws this year. I finally decided on the pomegranates from Flourish and knew I wanted to cut the card using a large rectangle nestie.
For the base, I stamped the small pomegranates all over in Old Olive ink and then sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.
The pomegranates were colored with my copics (they are a lot of fun to play with) and cut out. HINT: To cut narrow images, stick packing tape on the back to 'stiffen up' the stems and other thin pieces. I can't take credit for this, I think it came from a Midwest Stampers Tuesday tip, sorry, I don't know who gave it. The label is a Spellbinders die and I don't know who the greeting is by. Anyway, the rest is pretty easy to copy. Anyone else have good ideas on images for Anniversaries? Leave a post and let me know.