Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary

Today is my aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary.  These days, that’s a pretty good effort, though my aunt jokes that it is two life sentences 🙂  I was little bit naughty, I arranged for them to get cards from the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Governor General.

Here is the card I made for my aunt and uncle, my aunt loves pretty, delicate things, so I just HAD to do another vintage card.

2012 50th Wedding Anniversary 5Inks: Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Black Stazon
Cardstock:  White
Stamp: SU All Year Cheer I
Other: Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Motifs, Lace Doily Motifs and Fancy Tags 2, Sizzix Ornate Swirls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Foam Tape, Megumi Romak Pink Flowers, Clear Nail Polish

2012 50th Wedding Anniversary 6I used the Fleur de Lis Motif to cut out the mat for the paper tole flower, and used the die as a mask for sponging.

2012 50th Wedding Anniversary 8I used the largest Lace Doily die to cut out the next layer.

2012 50th Wedding Anniversary 3The sentiment was cut using Nestabilities Fancy Tags 2, and the die was then used as a mask to sponge.

I embossed the front of the card with the Sizzix Ornate Swirls Embossing Folder, and mounted the the doily and tag on the card with dimensionals.

A trick that my friend suggested when using these intricate dies, is to place wax paper wax side down on the die before placing the cardstock.  I did this with these dies, and it made a huge difference.  Previously, when I have used the Lace Doily die, it took ages to get the doily out, and then press out any card stock that was left in the doily or the die.  With the wax paper in place, this was a lot easier.

I’m entering this card in the Great Impressions Challenge #4 Die Cuts and/or Punches and Make it Monday #95.

Happy anniversary Aunty Anne and Uncle Tom xxx

Bye for now,

Penny

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6 responses to “Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary

  1. Your card is simply breathtaking, Penny. Saw you at MIM. Anywa, just absolutely lovely. You’ve done a brilliant job with the floral feature. Hugs, Kathy

  2. Penny, I’m just killing some time waiting for a taxi to take me to the airport and decided to pay you a visit. This is stunning! I think you may have fallen in love with some nesties! You’re really hitting your stride now with your crafting. I’m sure you will be so proud of your progress, I am!

    • Thanks Kasey. Yes, I do love my Nesties, and they have taken over in my crafting 🙂 I think I have found my niche, and am really enjoying vintage cards (well my version of vintage, anyway).
      Thank you for you kind words, coming from you they really mean a lot.
      xxx

  3. Penny your card is lovely and your wonderful affection and love for your aunt and uncle shines throgh so beautifully in your post too. The wax paper works well with the intricate dies.. Enjoy!

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