Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A Anniversary Card for a Special Friend

Today I have had to rush around to try and get this card made so I can give it to a friend tomorrow, as I only see her a couple of times a week I wanted to be sure that I had it ready. Its her Golden Wedding Anniversary this coming weekend, and I wasnt aware of this till yesterday so its been a rush job. I just hope that she likes it, I love this heart its one of the Indigo Blu intrique stamps and Ive stamped it onto white card then used some gold embossing powder to then heat up. Ive cut it out then left it to one side while I created the rest of the card.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card and for the first mount Ive used a piece of white pearlescent card thats been put through my Grand Calibur machine, mind you I had to get hubby to remove the front lip as the stupid Spellbinders created the embossing folder to wide for it otherwise (I reakon theyve made the later models wider than mine) and I then wrapped a gold ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then used some gold mirri board and cut out the large heart with a Cheery Lynn die, this was then woven through the ribbon and then stuck to the card. I then placed the embossed heart in the middle and created a sentiment on my computer and printed it and mounted it on a heart die cut.
To finish of I used several different sized roses and created a floral spray in the top left hand corner, and the final flourish are the yellow pearls in the bottom and top corners. Im now ready to pop it in a envelope to give her tomorrow when I see her at swimming, keep your fingers crossed she likes the result, mind you Ive still got to put a insert it in so Id better start looking through my verses and getting a move on before I forget that to.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Stamps and Paper said...

Shirley this is just beautiful...your friend I am sure will treasure this card.. I'm glad its not me bot being able to use this embossing folder as its too wide...but I am going to trim down the sides...or should I say my hubby is..lOl...lOl.


Riet said...

What a wonderful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Darlene Lyons said...

Gorgeous card! I love how beautiful the gold doily came out! Was that cut from foil? Lovely! Thanks for jpoining us at TTCRD!

Vic Lau said...

What a stunning card! I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

alicaz said...

very elegant! perfect for a milestone such a golden anniversary!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
This is a glorious card. I am sure your friend will absolutely love it.

Shirl xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh ,this is just stunning,and know your friend will just love this,bless you for playing at anything goes,and creative craft challenge hugs Cherylx

rachel said...

beautiful card - it really does sparkle and shine! Thanks for playing at LEJ Designs this time and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Shirley, a very special card for a special friend & I am sure they will love it :)
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Leslie Hanna said...

This is "thrown together"? It's an amazing creation with tons of detail. How could she NOT like it?

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Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

what a great card love the flowers thanks for joining us at LEJ and good luck emma xx

Crafty Tazzy said...

SUPER AMAZING!!! Thank you for joining in with Creative Craft Challenges2 "Theme Anything Goes" Good Luck hunny.. Annette (dt ccc) xxx

Gaynor said...

What a great card, love the hearts and your layout, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

I have been so behind in getting around to my "FAVORITE" blogs and now it is taking me forever as I don't want to miss anything! Your cards are so lovely and it seems you just get better and better with your design and coloring. Beautiful job!

Sandra said...

This is lovely Shirley.
Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenge2-Anything Goes
Sandra T CCC DT