Wednesday 27 August 2014

Golden wedding anniversary using Stippled Blossoms by Stampin' Up

Last week, I was asked to make a card to celebrate 50 years of marriage - a golden wedding anniversary! I immediately reached for Stampin' Up's Memorable Moments stamp set with its beautiful numbers and sentiments but what to put with it? How about some beautiful deep yellow, velvety roses...?

Stippled Blossoms is the most beautiful set and always makes me catch my breath when I see cards made with it. It's a two step stampin' set too and that meant I could heat emboss the outline/detail image in gold and stamp the solid image over the top using yellow ink.

This worked well but I wanted to intensify the colour to give that velvety look - and how better to do that than with my beloved blendabilities markers!

I added an embossed gold sentiment, cutting out the numbers to give them more prominence. The panel was mounted onto Brushed Gold card stock for an elegant look.

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My children are all having the most wonderful holidays! My daughter is currently swanning about in France, my eldest son is out on a shopping trip with one of his mates (I'm glad I made the most of our shopping trips in the past because they're definitely off the menu now!) and my youngest son has just returned from swimming with friends. "I've been in the steam room mum!" he told me, throwing his swimming bag down by the front door. "Really?" I said, making a mental note to rescue the bag before it turns into a mildewing mess! "I think it's the most relaxing place," continued my son, mine-sweeping the kitchen for sustenance. "The only things missing are candles and someone playing the pan pipes!"

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  1. Just catching up on blogs after my holiday. Congratulations to your son on getting into his Graphic Design course; and you and your daughter looked very relaxed by the harbour!
    Love the gorgeous colour you've gone with on this Anniversary card. I'm sure the recipients will be very happy!

  2. Beautiful card Vicky just love those beautiful blooms


  3. Absolutely stunning card Vicky. I'm certain the recipients will be thrilled with it!

  4. Hello Vicky

    What a beautiful Golden Wedding card, it's fabulous. I love how detailed the flowers are,, just stunning.


  5. Gorgeous card Vicky! It's stunning and I'm sure the happy couple will treasure it!

    Em x
    Creative Em

  6. What a lovely card to celebrate a special day
    Jackie x

  7. A simply stunning card Vicky xx

  8. Hi Vicky..lovely card, how did you get the old olive onto the card..sponging?

    1. Yes, just a little light sponging - remember you can always add colour but you can't take it away!


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