Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

It's not every day you're asked to make a card for a diamond wedding anniversary, so I really had to rack my brains for this one.  I like anniversary cards to be fairly simple yet elegant, and I didn't want it to be more for the lady than the gentleman, so this is what I came up with:

I cut a panel of white card and embossed the hearts across the middle using one of my Adorning Accents embossing folders.  I fastened the ribbon around the middle to make more of a feature of it.  I die cut the numbers 6 and 0 out of white card and attached rhinestones (not real diamonds!).  I couldn't think what to do about the hearts as I didn't think I had a heart die and I knew my hand drawn ones wouldn't look too good against such a crisp design, but then I noticed to my delight that the alphabet dies set I cut the numbers out of also has two different heart designs (as well as general punctuation marks, a button and a flower)!  This was then mounted onto an offcut of silver card and secured to a card blank.

Card: Whisper White, silver card and scalloped edge 5" card blank (non-SU)
Other: Adorning Accents embossing folder, Timeless Time Junior Alphabet dies, rhinestones, silver ribbon (non-SU)

A final reminder that today is the last day you can get free brads and ribbons with your order, as well as the last day you can order Everyday Enchantment paper.  Click here for more details.

I'd like to enter this into the 'monochrome' challenge at Charisma Cardz and enter a second time into the 'clean and simple' challenge at Card Crafters' Circle.  And as no new sheets of card were harmed in the creation of this card, I can go and play in the Snippets Playground too.

Well, didn't our gymnasts excel yesterday?  What an amazing performance!  I loved watching them, and the rowers too.  What a fabulous row by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins... surely it's their year for gold?!  I haven't seen any of the equestrian events so will try to catch up a bit today.  In honour of the Olympics, today's feline is demonstrating physical strength and determination:

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  1. What a fabulous card for such a special anniversary Victoria! So elegant and beautifully made. The diamante 60 is a perfect finishing touch. Di xx

  2. Gorgeous hun, classy and elegant! Love the photo, reminds me of the day Vince fetched in a 4" paintbrush. He was so proud. Hugs Sxx

  3. Brilliant Victoria! I love the way you gave the die cut numbers the bling treatment! That number and alphabet set is brilliant isn't it - I love the way you get @ and other symbols too as well as the extra hearts, flowers, buttons etc. Vicky x

  4. What a great idea to use rhinestones for the 60! They look like diamonds! I'm sure this card will be cherished as it's beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous card there Honey. So clean and neat. I recently had to make two for the same couple! Tricky! But the commissioners were happy.
    As for yesterday, FABULOUS on those boys. Nearly burnt myself whilst cheering with an iron in my hand though!

  6. Really elegant card ...I'm sure the couple will treasure it.

  7. Beautiful card Victoria, love the blingy numbers :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  8. A beautiful card Victoria, Simple but so effective. I love the rhinestones for the 60.

  9. Oooooo....very classy and elegant....love the blingy numbers (great idea!)and those little hearts look beautiful. Thanks for the comment you left for me....I have been a bit down, but I'm not out by a long chalk...haa!
    Rebecca Tunney, the youngest member of the Ladies Gymnastics team is from our local school....she's amazing!

  10. That's gorgeous Victoria. I'm sure the couple will love it, it's perfectly elegant and chic Karen x

  11. Very nice - you met your goal. Simple and Elegant. I am sure the couple will love your card.

  12. Love the simplicity, Victoria! The bling is perfect. I vote a gold medal to the white tiger! :-D

  13. This is AMAZING!!!! LOVE the use of rhinestones for the number of years and all the mirri card is fabulous! Gorgeous--and LOVE how CAS it is! :)

  14. Hi Victoria,
    Your white tiger made me smile!!!Thanks for playing in our Clean & Simple Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this beautiful card !! I love this silver card stock and these love hearts are so sweet and 60 years is so very special!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  15. Lovely card Victoria, the added bling is fab! :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  16. Very stylish card with lovely colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  17. Magnificent realization. Simple and clean as I like. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  18. Very elegant card, love the rhinestones. Hugs, Amanda x

  19. I love your card. Clean and simple always wins me over, this is one is fabulous! Really!

  20. Hi Victoria! I'm visiting all the blogs I follow today. Whew! A bigger effort than I ever realized it would be--but I'm in your neighborhood and found this beautiful card you once posted with the two hearts. Love it! You really are so talented! Have a wonderful day!

  21. Victoria this is fabulous and you have won the challenge at Di,s well done Hugs Elaine


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