Tuesday, January 29, 2019

50th Wedding Anniversary Card - Altenew

Hello! This past Sunday we celebrated my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! I shared some photos over on Instagram if you want to see them - and the beautiful cake my sister made for them! For such an important occasion, I wanted to make a super special card for them! I also shared a sneak peek of this card last week on Instagram, but since they have now received it, I am free to post it here!

Lots of love, time, and effort went into this card - and I am so pleased with how it came out! I loved how it sort of matched the cake my sister made - without even trying. I used some of the newest release from Altenew that I had the privilege of guest designing for this past week - and it was perfect for what I wanted to create!

I started off by cutting and assembling lots of the new Garden Picks 3D Die Set in shades of pink, rose, and white, and the leaves from some nice soft greens. I also heat embossed the large Fancy Frame in gold on vellum, and die cut it with the Coordinating Dies.

I created a white cardbase that was nice a large - 5x7 inches to use as a canvas for my creation. I did it this large for two reasons - first of all so that I could fit everything on, but also since I was sharing it with my siblings and their family so we could all sign it together I needed plenty of room for us all to sign on the inside! I layered the frame and all the florals on the card front until I was happy with the arrangement, then picked it all up with a large piece of Press and Seal, applied foam adhesive on the back (hiding the foam adhesive on the vellum under the floral elements), and pressed it back into place on my cardfront.

I discovered I seem to have a fairly sad shortage of anniversary sentiments, but happily found the perfect one on a much older set, Vintage Roses, and heat embossed that on a thin strip of black cardstock. The flower that it is tucked under wasn't adhered down fully, since the foam didn't cover the entire area, so I was able to pull it up a bit, sneak the sentiment banner under, and then adhere it with a bit of fresh foam over the top of that for extra dimension. I also did that with the bottom far right flower so it had a bit more dimension as well.

I masked off the sentiment a bit, then added some gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette and a waterbrush. The final finishing touch is some Metallic Gold Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for extra sparkle! Since it was their "golden" anniversary, I wanted to make sure there was plenty of gold on there as well!

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