Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wedding Anniversary Card for my Parents

Today is my parents’ 65th wedding anniversary – not bad going, is it!! I have spent this afternoon making a card for them.

I took some bright turquoise-blue card and trimmed it to size to mat onto an A5 card, and stamped it all over with Versamark, using a U-Mount texture stamp in a cracked, or crazy paving pattern, overlapping the stamped areas to give a good coverage. I then sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.

Using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and an Inkylicious Ink Duster, I inked in from the edges so that the stamped pattern showed through as the original blue against a darker background, fading into the centre where there was no inking. I sprinkled a little water over the background and then blotted it off for a splatter effect but it is very subtle and not at all obvious!

I then took two swirl stamps, the first a Crafty Individuals one and the other from the Stamp Barn, and stamped these onto the top two-thirds of the background, using Versamark, and then heat-embossed them using silver embossing powder.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, using my new alphabet stamp set, onto a scrap of the same blue card, and then heat embossed the letters with silver embossing powder. I cut each letter out and glued them down onto strips of silver mirror card, using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive (the best wet glue I have ever used!). These strips were then stuck down onto the card using the same glue.

The card base was made from a sheet of plain white A4 card, folded to A5 and trimmed slightly, and then inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, and the embossed card was then matted and layered onto this.

The final touch was to add a purchased white feather butterfly with silver glitter and gems, adhering it with hot glue over the silver swirls.

Another project done in the nick of time – it is now 4 p.m. and my parents are arriving for fish and chips at 6 p.m.!! Phew…


  1. beautiful card they will love it, 65 years something to celebrate, how is the move coming along and are they still in good health things can change so quickly at their age, I hope they are both well, and mum is behaving.
    Keaton loves his little cousin, when asked if he wanted a boy or girl he said a pink one, so when he came last weekend, Aleysha dressed her all in pink, he just had to have a hold of her, all weekend he kept looking in her crib and saying Bless her and she beautiful , He is going to be so sorry when she gets older, as we know little girls can be a bit bossy at an early age, she will run rings around both the boys, the morning after she came home Jeff was holding her, she was wide awake just looking into his eyes, needs not be said but he was a goner completely smitten by her and got a bit weepy eyes , as he looked at her,got him wrapped around her finger already, He He He,

  2. What a Fabulous card Shoshi. The colour is lush and so vibrant too. I bet your parents loved it. Happy anniversary to them. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Yet another beautiful creation Shoshi - you're one talented lady! x

  4. Hi Shoshi I love the blue and silver combo, I hope your parents had a great Anniversary. I too had a good birthday although we are out for a meal on Sunday as hubby has been working long hours this week. Enjoy your fish and chips.
    Crafty hugs Erika.

  5. That is just a stunning card!!! Happy Anniversary to your parents!!! 65 years? WOW!!!

    Everything is gorgeous, but the background is especially awesome. LOVE what you did!

  6. Awesome card, Shoshi! I'm so glad you had the time to make it, and felt up to it. And you got it done in time!! Congrats to your parents on their 65th Anniversary. What a milestone. My parents will have their 63rd on the 19th.

  7. Ooh, that was cutting it fine but I'm glad you finished it in time - it's a beautiful card and they must have been thrilled to receive it. I love the colour scheme - the silver goes so well with that vibrant blue - beautiful. Hope you all had a great time celebrating - 65 years is really something to be proud of.


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