Beardie Bows

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.


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

Vicky said...

Hi Bev, gorgeous card, so well balanced and elegant

hugs Vicky x x x