Wednesday 22 April 2015

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Hi all.  About two weeks ago I did a Golden Wedding card and now I have one which I did for some great friends who have just had their Silver Wedding.  For this card I have used my dies from Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Heart and Corners 1, and then Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies Finishing Touches Classic Rose and Petite Vinery.  Unfortunately Mirri card does not photograph well and tends to look like black, but in real life looks nice and shiny.

I used a snippet of white card about 1/2" smaller than the square base card and cut the corners and mounted this on to a piece of silver Mirri card just a fraction bigger.  The hearts are lovely because the multi frame sets have both fancy edged and straight edged dies, so I cut two of each using snippets of white and silver Mirri card and mounted as you can see in the photo.  For the centre white layer with the numbers on I pencilled around the inside of the smallest die and cut by hand.

For the flowers I used two different sizes of die and cut one bigger and two smaller flowers using some more snippets of white card, a slightly lighter weight card is easier to shape.  I creased all the petals in the middle and sort of pinched them into shape, and the top layer I also removed one petal to make it a little smaller.  I then put them together and placed a pearl in the centres of the two finished flowers.  I cut two of the leafy swirls, one from each die, and I cut the bottom section off beyond the leaves and then put them together to the side of the heart and placed the flowers centrally.  I love making these flowers which you can vary the shape of when making them up but they are quite bulky on a card so I don't very often send cards with them on through the post.  Luckily for me this was hand delivered so no problem.

This was finished with silver stick on numbers and a sentiment.

Thank you for joining me today, and thank you also for your continuing support.

Pat  x

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 173.  The aim is to use up all our snippets/scraps.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Due Date.  This due date is 25 years of marriage.
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sweet art designs said...

Stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Di said...

Wow Pat, what a stunning Silver Wedding Anniversary card. Just beautiful!


Di xx

Jacee said...

Stunning design Pat, very elegant!
hugs Jacee
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Viv said...

Fab 25th card Pat. x

Darnell said...

Another sensational snippets anniversary card, Pat! Whether silver or gold or any year in between, you make them so perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Pat, love those dies.

MaryH said...

Another simply awesome anniversary card! Love the way you've used these dies & it's stunning in the black & white with the touch of silver. I should have requested a 50th card from you! (or even a 25th one!) I think I shall dub you "Queen of the Anniversary Cards" because each one is so beautiful. TFS & Hugs (and I would not be able to pick a fav between the 25 & the 50th either!)

Pat said...

Hi Mary. Just in case others think the same, all the layers that look black in the photo are actually silver and shiny, but in the photo they look look like flat black. The trouble is that if I had stood it so the light reflected the shine it would probably have flared too much and made it difficult to see the details. This is definitely a case of it looking so different in real life. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful 25th anniversary card, funny as I needed one of those as well this week but mine wasn't very traditional with Hibiscus flowers and silver embossing :) But fortunately in was in their vow renewal colours :) Take good care, Shirleyx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great card for an Anniversery dear Pat, I love it, very nice the black and white, a marriage is not only white after a while we know there are olso some black periods is it!!!

Have a nice weekend

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Pat, this is a very elegant anniversary card, I love it. I have this corner die and I use it a great deal, it's very pretty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful elegant card and I'm sure the recipients will love it just as much as I did! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)