Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Unusual Anniversary Card

Friends of the family are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, and my parents wanted me to make a card for the occasion.  Here's where it get's tricky. This couple is very outdoorsy and down to earth. The selection of 50th anniversary cards in a card shop is fairly limited, and I wanted to make a personalized card that reflected their taste. 

Enter the Tim Holtz 'Tree Line' die.  I am just tickled at how well this card came out - while it's unusual for most anniversary couples, it's just PERFECT for E & J.  And my Mom was thrilled with it.

I wanted to get the card to my parents right away, but I hadn't taken a picture of it yet. So - yesterday when I had my Mom out for errands, I took a picture in my vehicle with my phone.  At least it gives you an idea of the card, but not the shimmer & shine.  :-)  The card is a larger one, measuring 6-1/2 x 5". 

I cut the trees twice, out of gold foil embossed patterned paper by K&Co. The '5 and the '0' were cut from bronze Stardream, which is a lovely heavyweight & pearlized card stock. I added some brown gems and two white card stock hearts.

Inside and on the envelope, I used another of my new stamp sets from 'The Stamps Of Life' ... called anniversary2celebrate.  Such a nice set, with several different verses to go inside Anniversary cards which are not easy to find. I LOVE this set!

I added another panel of bronze Stardream since the card is being hand delivered at a party and doesn't need to go through the mail, weight wasn't an issue.

I love it when a card comes together like this one did, especially when I know how much the recipient(s) will enjoy it.

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  1. your parents will be happy about this wonderful card!

  2. this looks great and very special for a special occasion, I'm sure your friends will appreciate it.

  3. Great looking card. Personalized with the recipients lifestyle makes is special indeed.


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