Friday, 31 July 2009

Golden Wedding Anninversary

8inch square

Simon Says Challenge Blog is all about distressing this week.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out after spending an age deciding on a design and what papers to use. It actually looks very classy and am happy to say the lady I have made it for is delighted. It is her parents GWA tomorrow so I hope they like it too.
I think I spent nearly as long making the insert and the wrapper as I did the actual card.

The circle sentiment on the front is gold foiled and boy! what a job I had with it.
Anyone who has done foiling will know that it only works on text printed on a laser printer. Well, as I have only got an inkjet I had to go and use my DD's printer. The first attempt was patchy so another trip to DD's to do it again.
After that performance I decided to print the greeting on the front of the wrapper on my printer just using the gold colour.
The BP is from Audrey Jeanne's Victorian Rose collection a digital download possibly from Gina Miller. I forget cos I got it a long time ago.
The heart at the top is 'sparkled' with Glamour Dust and I made a hat pin to sit amongst the flowers lower down.
Some hand stitching, lots of flowers and a couple of corner peel-offs and taa-daa - done!!!

Some more pics

The wrapper

The insert

The DT cards for the Simon Says Challenge are gorgeous and I hope this card is acceptable.

Crikey, what a long post - I'm not usually so chopsy, lol.

Thank you for stopping by and also for any comments you have time to leave.
They are always very welcome and so cheering and encouraging :-)



Beryl (bik59) said...

Stunning work Irene, not wonder the lady is thrilled with it. I love the wrap as well
Beryl x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card, absolutely perfect for a Golden Wedding.

Iris said...

Wow, stunning work, really elegant and absolut perfect for a Golden Wedding.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.


Chrissie said...

WOW Irene, what a stunner!
Absolutely love everything about this, including the beautiful papers and the gold may have been a pain but it looks very elegant.

Anonymous said...

This has real WOW! factor Irene and I'm not surprised that the lady was so thrilled with it - her parents will be too
Ann x

Linnie said...

Wow your cards are truly beautiful so stylish
linniexxx said...

How beautiful! I love the "tile" look!!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


June said...

This is so elegant and beautiful
hugs June x

robertrory said...

Lovely wedding cards.Nice collection.