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



  1. Orrr, I am sure they will love it.

    1. Gorgeous,This cards look so different and extraordinary work.Flowers are really increase beauty in this cards.This is the best options to wish this special day.I really like this cards.Thanx to share with us.


  2. Wow, what a fabulous card, Elaina - all the stunning details make it a memento to treasure.. I'm sure they were delighted!

  3. This one is so beautiful card for the birthday and anniversary wish.This type of card is the best for the great wish.It really wonderful.Thanx to share with us.

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous card! People always ask me how I do what I do but honestly I couldn't begin to duplicate your lovely creation. I have no doubt your friends will feel honored and blessed.


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