Friday, May 28, 2010

50th Wedding Anniversary Card..............

Just recently my sister-in-law (the one that lost her husband and almost her own life in a horrible auto accident last year) asked me if I would make a 50th anniversary card for some dear friends of hers and of course I said that I would be happy to! The wife used to be a client of mine and is a friend also. I got to thinking of the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge for the week of May 15th when Cathleen (aka/ctorina) was the featured stamper and back in April she had made a card that I thought was absolutely stunning...but then I think all of her work is stunning!!! You can see the card I'm referring to here and I decided to use it for my inspiration. When you case a card of a "featured stamper" you are to change at least 2 or more things on it and I changed a lot more than 2 and one of the ones that I changed was the "orientation". Here is a photo of the front of the card that I made:

And here is a photo of the back of the card I made:

Here is a close-up of the flower that I made using a cutting file designed and sold by Laurne Meader (here is a link to her blog where she has a wonderful video showing how to create them and here is a link to her online store where you can purchase the cutting file and it's only $2.50 (so worth it!). She has a lot more really nice cutting files!!!)

Here is a photo of the inside top of the card where I included the photo that was on their invitation to make this card even more of a keepsake!

And here is a photo of the verse that I used on the inside bottom of the card:

I guess that you can tell that this card will not fit into a regular A7 I decided to design an "A7 Card Box" that I can cut using my Pazzles Inspiration Creative Cutter! Here is a photo of the front of the box I designed:

And here is a photo of a side view of the box:

Finished Card Size: A7/5"x7"

Papers: Neenah, Recollections (black), Black Suede Gold Mirror Cardstock and "Sparkling Papers" by WorldWin
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration Creative Cutter, QuicKutz Revolution, Provo Craft Cuttlebug
Accessories: Spellbinders (LG Classic Ovals, LG Classic Ovals Scalloped, SM Standard Circles and Labels Two), Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page "Double Loops" (border for box sides) and "Floral Vine" & "Garden Trellis" Deep Edge Punches, Peel-Off Stickers, Want2scrap "Black Half Pears", Mark Richards "Gold Half Pearls", "Gold" Stickles