Thursday, July 1, 2010

50th Anniversary Card

I was so pleased when a friend mentioned to me that her sister and husband would be celebrating their 50th anniversary today! She didn't have to ask me twice to make a special card for them!

I started out going for a vintage look, which is why I chose Crumb Cake to brayer over the Bride specialty paper, and then textured Soft Suede as a card base. Vintage Vogue seemed to be the perfect stamp set to work with, and I just love the script lettering in the Whimsical Words and Well Scripted stamp sets. I decided to stretch myself and make a square card to fit in a 5.5" square envelope, and my only "rule" was that the card would have to be pretty flat so it wouldn't get damaged in transit.

I chose Rose Red and Riding Hood Red for the flowers and flower centers, and decided to hold them together with Antique Gold brads. I cut out a handful of leaves stamped in Old Olive next. Using what I had cut out already, I played for quite awhile with the layout for the front of the card, but it just seemed too flat. I ran what I had in front of a friend who doubles as my second set of eyes, and she suggested I add blue to the mix -- and I was off and running! The rest of the card design came together quickly, even though all the cutting, layering, and glueing took quite awhile.

Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but I actually like the inside of the card better!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Whimsical Words, Well Scripted
Papers: Soft Suede textured cardstock, Bride specialty paper brayered with Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other colors: Rose Red, Riding Hood Red, Ballet Blue, Old Olive
And: Antique Gold and Silver brads, Soft Suede polka-dotted grosgrain ribbon (reversed), "Hug" from the Occasions Mini, scalloped oval Nesties, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot (for the "50" on the front

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, BILL AND LOLA! Wishing you many more happy years together!

Joyce Spear a.k.a. StamperJoyce


kate The kid said...

very nice! and you didn't leave that frustrating white space to have to fill with words that you can't figure out what to

i think it is awsome! peace,

christina d said...

I still Love the card! It really is a pretty one. Hope it's all going well for you today too!!