Monday, March 13, 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary Card


My husband's sister and brother-in-law will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next month, so I made this card for them. My friend Mary Anne loaned me her SU! Number of Years stamp set along with the large numbers framelit dies to put this together. I used very vanilla cardstock with some beautiful satin May Arts ribbon. The bloomin' heart framelit die from SU! was die cut from very vanilla as well as all the little flowers that were glued onto the top and dotted with gold stickles. I popped it up with foam dimensionals and used a gold paint pen to color some tiny hearts on the die too. The big 50 was die-cut from mirror gold card stock and the anniversary banner was heat-embossed with gold. The background was embossed with a Tim Holtz damask ef. I've been having trouble making vanilla cardstock look vanilla lately so I tried 2 different camera settings for this card. You've seen the first one............



and here's the 2nd which appears white. The detail on this picture is sharper, but the color on the first one looks more like the true color. Take your pick! LOL



For those of us in the east facing blizzard conditions later tonight into tomorrow, may we all make it through without incident! Being retired has it's advantages - one of them being that we don't have to leave the house in weather like this!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

22 comments:

jimlynn said...

Wow, Wow, WOW!!!!!!! Oh my goodness! Carol, this is beyond sensational. Absolutely breath-taking beautiful! I hope they treasure his card for another 50 years. Lovely!
White or Vanilla - gorgeous!
Been thinking of y'all up there and just hope all is ok where you live. Suppose to be a doozy I hear. Stay safe - and by all means, inside!
Lynn

Wendy said...

Total gorgeous-ness, Carol! Love the Very Vanilla and gold combo! That Bloomin Heart die is so pretty and I love the look of the embossed panel under the heart! Happy 50th to your SIL! This card is lovely! TFS Stay warm & safe tomorrow. My hubby's company already put him up in a hotel in Reading for the night. The kids & I will be home to tackled the storm and i'm hoping we do not lose power or we're in trouble. Hate being separated from my hubby.

Barb said...

A very beautiful and elegant card Carol. Barbx

Heidi Stamps said...

Very beautiful anniversary card. I like the ivory on ivory with the pretty textured base and shiny numbers! Very elegant!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Pictures can be so tricky, but both versions are just lovely!That 50 just pops. Awesome!

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats to your husband's sister and her hubby for their annyversary! You have made an amazing card for them, wow!!! So elegant and also full of textures and fab details!!
The vanilla colours looks just perfect with gold! Love so much the blooming heart diecut, it is really sweet and you has been so clever painting the tiny hearts with gold, such a lovely detail! They make the flowers pop out, too!
Fabulous big 50 diecut by mirri gold cardstock, and the hot embossed banner compliments it very well! That big bow on the embossed background looks just gorgous!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stampsnob. said...

Oh how pretty and CONGRATS to them.........Lis

Jean said...

A wonderful celebration card Carol. Lovely embossing and die cutting and I love the gorgeous ribbon.
Jean x

Jeanne H said...

A truly beautiful card! Well done! I'm sure the couple will love it.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Wow so beautiful! This is a lovely and elegant card! Beautiful worm!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oops...I meant Beautiful work!! Not worm :) haha

Janice M said...

WoW! This card is absolutely stunning Carol! Love everything about it. My parents are celebrating their 50th this fall. I'd case you but don't think I have anything similar! Hoping for a crafty day tomorrow while it snows! :-)

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card, Carol. The ivory is so elegant and I love your design!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this is simply "out of this world gorgeous". A total touch of class! Hope you are not snowed in, we should be by this afternoon.

aussie aNNie said...

A stunning card Carol, class and elegance.xx ♥[aNNie]

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I suspect cameras don't like vanilla. It never comes out good for me either. This is one fabulous and fancy card! The recipient will cherish it forever!

And 50, huh? Joe and I celebrate 25 tomorrow. I suggested going to the courthouse for a divorce. He didn't like the idea but I said 25 years is far too long to put up with the same person. Can you imagine 50??!!!

MaryH said...

What a lovely look, and #1 does show a creamy vanilla on my monitor, while #2 looks more white. That heart shows to great advantage behind the gleaming numbers, and I love the beautiful ribbon too. Whether cream or white, it's a marvelous design and look to celebrate this awesome milestone. HOpe you folks stay safe, power stays on, and you keep warm & dry. TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty and elegant! Fantastic job on this card. I like your ivory color but I'm sure it would just as pretty with white card stock.

LisaM said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it! ❤️

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card.
Faith
x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

your card is beautiful, the white on white with the metallic is very dramatic
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)