my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday 28 May 2012

A Day To Celebrate

This week my Daughter and Son in law are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. I can't believe how fast the years have flown. They have two grown up children and are due to become grand parents later this year, which of course means that I will be a great grandma!! Scary!!! Anyway the reason I am telling you this is so that I can show you the card that I made for them. The base
card is a white linen effect A5 size. I used one of their wedding photos and cut the frame for it with a Die-namics Die from silver mirri card. The pretty patterned panel was chosen because it is roughly the same colour  that the bridesmaids dresses were. The across strip is from the same paper pad with the same design in negative. The acrylic label has Congratulations etched on it  which doesn't show up very well, so I inked it with a purple ink pad and the wiped it clean leaving the lettering coloured. I needed to do it a couple of times to achieve enough colour and it still doesn't show in the photo so I will put a close up of that bit. I threaded some white ribbon through the label and wrapped it around the negative patterned paper before sticking it to the card. Once all that was put together I used some creamy white roses from my stash and lightly coloured the edges of the petals with a lilac ink pad. I fixed them to the card with silicon glue tucking some silver Memory Box die cuts behind them. I then added a bow with the little silver heart charm hanging on it. I used silver peel offs for the greeting and added some pearls as finishing touch.

I am going to enter this for Make It Monday, Always Anything Goes.

Moving Along With The Times, Celebrate but no Birthday.

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  1. Beautiful! The design is perfect, love the silver work.
    Saw this on make it Monday.

  2. This is beautiful jean. M and D will love it. It's hard to believe that wedding was so long ago, but Ben, who is here with me now, was a new born baby in a carrycot that day!
    I really love that oval die frame, and the very pretty backing papers. Tell them I send my love, and congratulations.
    Kate x

  3. Lovely & very personal - the thought that you have put into this is beautifully expressed & I love the classiness of it. Real good old tradition.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. what a beautiful card - so pretty . A fabulous keepsake
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  5. very pretty! beautiful color combinations!

  6. A gorgeous card to celebrate a special Anniversary. They will love it I'm sure.
    Yvonne x

  7. Aww this is beautiful Jean!! What a fab design and what a lovely photograph - I love the silver frame and the pretty papers. The flowers, ribbon and heart charm are all gorgeous! Your Daughter and SIL are going to love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  8. How beautiful! They are sure to love such a special keepsake!

  9. Wow! I am sure they will treasure this! It is stunning and I love the personal touch of the photo :) Thanks for playing this week at Moving Along With The Times :)

  10. A beautiful card, I am sure it will be treasured.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

  11. Fantastic card and colours.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  12. This is so very beautiful hun.
    Thank you for joining us this week with your fabulous creation!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.