Tuesday, 14 February 2012

50th Wedding Anniversary

I cannot believe I have not posted since New Year’s Day; life has just been so hectic. There are big changes happening in my life but I don't want to jinx any of them so I will wait until everything is finalised before I tell you about them. What I can tell you is that with everything that is going on I have not had a lot of time for crafting but when some friends from our church announced that they were going to be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary I just had to find time to make them a card and here it is.

I like to use the Bookatrix template for special Birthdays and Anniversaries; I think they make quite a statement. The photos are not very good I am afraid as they were taken just as we were running out the door to deliver it to the happy couple. They were leaving for a 5 week holiday and I had forgotten to photograph the card earlier so I just had to grab what shots I could.

Of course I used Gold as the base colour for the card but I added some browns and oranges to break it up. Each of the 4 'pages' are from a different paper and all but the bottom layer is double sided. To give the base a finished look I stuck two pieces of the same card together. All the layers are edged front and back with the same peel off and are secured together in the centre only. I am sorry but the papers and ribbon I used are from my stash and I can not remember where they came from. 

All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the green leaves are Prima Artful Leaves and the gold leaves I made using Martha Stewarts Brancg Punch. The Gold numbers I bought from Capture the Magic.  

The poem is a collaboration of 2 poems I found on the internet with a bit of tweaking to make it flow. I made a matching stand but I did not bother taking photos of that. I made a separate tag to write a greeting on which you can just see peeking out in the picture above.

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God Bless