Sunday, 23 February 2014

Golden Anniversary Card

Hello!  I'm stealing a few minutes away from the men's gold medal hockey game against Sweden this morning to blog about this card.  I hope the gold card brings gold luck to our men's team!

I was asked to do a card for a 50th wedding anniversary, and decided that a beautiful design by my friend Mary would be perfect.  Her card was in bronzes, coppers, browns, and cherry red so I re-worked the colours and added a "Happy Anniversary" sentiment. 

Some notes on the card: each layer is a different colour of gold shimmer paper, going light to medium to dark.  The background paper is cream linen, sponged with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo distress inks. The two stamps are coordinating flowers (solid and outline) from A Muse.  The outline version is embossed in Princess Gold (Ranger) and the solid version is embossed in custom cocktail (Antique Gold, with a little White Gold Art Institute Glitter mixed in).  I painted the outline flowers with Twinkling H20s (Solar Gold, Egyptian Gold, Dragonfly Wing) and added some Gold stickles to the centres of the flowers and randomly here and there in the open spaces.  The envelope and interior of the card are stamped with the same flowers in gold Delicata (side note - sources tell me they are finally coming out with silver Delicata!!!).  The sentiment is embossed in gold on the little flag and popped up on foam tape.  The different layers are popped up as well, so this is definitely a card to be hand delivered to avoid extra postage. 

I hope you are getting some time to stamp in between watching curling, biathlon, ski cross, etc.!  We've been enjoying watching the Olympics ourselves.  The winter Olympics are my absolute favourite.  I'm not normally a sports watcher, but I find with the winter Olympics, I can enjoy any sport that's on.  Go Canada Go!!!

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