Saturday, 11 September 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

This card was a complete rush job. My brother's wife's parents celebrated 50 years of marriage yesterday and I didn't feel that I could let it pass without some form of acknowledgement. I only found out yesterday morning when my SIL turned up out the blue on my doorstep (she lives quite a distance away) en-route to her parents house. I hope it doesn't look too rushed (I would've loved to have done something a little more detailed, but time was against me).

I've used my nesties to create the easel card, I've then embossed the pearlescent card and swiped it over with a gold ink pad. I've stamped the duo of birds and heat embossed them and then punched out the heart. The flower was made using my trusty 3D flower die, I did it a little differently this time and left room for a centre. Unfortunately, I've had to use peel offs for the sentiment (shhhh don't tell anyone) as my handwriting today was awful, I didn't have a suitable stamp and I couldn't get a digi stamp to print in gold and the card I was using didn't want to know about heat embossing the digi either!

Sizzix Bigshot
Nestabilities - Labels 8
Sizzix Texturz Plate
Sizzix 3D Flower Die
Fiskars Large Heart Punch
Heat gun 

Pearlescent card
Gold ink pad
Image - Personal Impressions
Ribbon - stash
Pearl button - stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pear Tree Designs - Animals
Stamp with Fun - Weddings (I hope this still counts)
Everybody Art - Handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar - Animals
Alphabet Challenge - Trees (the birds are sitting on a branch)
Totally Gorjuss - Flower
Fairy Fun Fridays - Embossing
Stampin' for the Weekend - Shabby or Vintage
A Pocket Full of Posies - Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Fun with folds
Bunny Zoes - Vintage
Cowgirls' Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - What Eva
Gingersnap Creations - Punches
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Flowers
Creative Cottage - Celebrations


  1. Very pretty anniversary card.

  2. I think it looks great doesn't look like a rush job at all

  3. I think this is beautiful Claire, I love the easel nestie shape and the embossing, and I love the beautiful image and flower, the pearl button is so elegant and looks lovely in the centre

    To say it was a rush you did a fabulous job, why are we so critical about our creations eh..

    Gorgeous design!!!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the die-cut card shape and the simple elegance of it - I'm sure the happy couple will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  5. Wow, very elegant and beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirls sunday challenge!

  6. I love this card, it is absolutely stunning x

  7. Such an elegant golden wedding anniversary card. Thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. Good luck in the challenges. X

  8. Such a pretty and elegant card.. Perfect for a wedding...

  9. This is so very sophisticated and elegant. love it. hugs chris xx

  10. Hi ya
    aww beautiful card, gorgeous papers & design, beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  11. Hi Claire, what a stunning card. I love the sweet image and your embossing and colour scheme are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Lovely card - the shape of the card is fab and I love the image and colours that you have used.

  13. I love this card! it has a real vintage look about it and it certainly doesnt look like a rush job to me! Gorgeous subtle colours too. xx

  14. What a fantastic card it does have that vintage feeling to it :) Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  15. A very beautiful and elegant card.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
    Lisa x

  16. oh this is lovely. Such a sweet card, I like the muted soft colours you've used.
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  17. Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  18. Your embossing looks gorgeous, such an elegant card, thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays, hope to see you back for our next challenge!

  19. This is so elegant, fabulous embossing and a great shape too. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
    Suzi x

  20. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  21. This is gorgeous, it doesn't look a rush job at all! x

  22. Very elegant...just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!

  23. What a gorgeous card Claire, so elegant, bet they loved it x


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