Wednesday, 20 June 2012

50th Anniversary Card

Hi everyone


Apologies for anyone who has been waiting for my next creation ~ I have had a busy couple of weeks and we were away this weekend on a Beardie ramble, which was most enjoyable ~ even the weather favoured us.


I have a 50th Anniversary card to share today, which was made for a couple of dear friends who we know from where we used to live.





I have used a white card blank (I do not know where these originally came from ~ but I sure wish I could get some more as they are lovely quality and texture and come with cute brown envelopes which look like brown parcel wrapping paper), onto this I have printed the sentiment using the 'Fabulous 50's' font and then used a paper pricker and my Tim Holtz ruler to prick tiny holes either side ~ I was totally inspired by THIS gorgeous card that Michelle Short made ~ thank you for the inspiration Michelle {hugs}.  I then used a piece of kraft card and used the QuicKutz Sweetheart embossing folder (I am not sure this is still available ~ but it can be purchased off eBay, but mostly from the USA) to emboss tiny little hearts all over it, this was then mounted on to a piece of red Bazzill Basics card and the same card used to cut out the three hearts using the MFT 'Hearts a Plenty' die.  The hearts looked a little plain, so I came up with the idea of stamping them with the Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes' stamp using Memento Brilliance ink in 'Platinum Planet' ~ oohh I do love this ink pad ~ it is simply gorgeous, I have taken a slightly sideways photo of the card (getting clever now!) to show the pearlescent shimmer this ink has.  The hearts were mounted onto the kraft card ~ two with a tape pen and one with 3D fixers.  To finish I used three self adhesive pearls from my stash.


 Well that's me for today ~ thank you for stopping by and for any most welcome comments you may make.

3 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Bev

Loving your Anniversary card .. .. loving the bright red hearts on the embossed kraft background!

My kind of card!!! I love it!!

Hope you manage to find some more of your cards and envelopes. Loving the font you have used and the colour change!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Doreen said...

This is just so beautiful Bev,love the hearts.xxx

Vicky said...

Hi Bev, gorgeous card, so well balanced and elegant

hugs Vicky x x x