It's Andy's Mum and Dad's 45th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday and Elaine asked if I'd make a card for she and Andy to give them. There's to be a family gathering and celebrations in Dundee to mark the occasion.
The 45th Wedding Anniversary is the Sapphire Anniversary so this decided the colour scheme for the card and hearts were used for embellishments. The hearts were cut using nestabilities plain and scalloped hearts. Four layers of hearts were used for the focal point with the top one having 45 stitched on it using silver metallic thread. A metal Ornare pricking stencil was used to prick out the numbers ready for stitching but to place them where I wanted on the heart I first pricked them onto acetate and used the acetate template to prick them directly on to the heart. Being able to see through the acetate made positioning easier. There are stitched borders on some of the layers to add extra framing.
The background papers and personalised hearts were created on the computer. The spotted one was made using an asterisk symbol and the Happy 45th Anniversary one was created in a word document.
The Martha Stewart punch around the page eyelet lace set was used to decorate the dark blue layer. It broke up the straight edges of the other layers and matched in with the scallops of the card base and die cut hearts. Other embellishments used were silver brads, silver heart peel offs, silver elastic and Midnight Navy grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up.
When the card was finished there were enough extra bits to make a matching gift tag. The 45 on this one was cut using Sizzix dies.
On the inside there's a double layer insert and the punch around the page punches were used to decorate the edges of the dark blue layer. The measurements didn't work out to give perfect punching all the way round but I tried to work it so that the patterns were the same along the length and the width of the paper.
Hopefully they'll have a lovely day with their family around them.
Thanks for reading todayLiz xx
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 34 - Stitching...Real or Faux
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges Week 34 - Sentiment as main image/focus
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge 139 - What's on the Inside
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 34 - Stitching...Real or Faux
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 71 - Weddings/Anniversaries
Anything Goes Challenge 74 - Make Your Own Background
Emerald Faeries Challenge 30 - Punches and Dies
Make It Monday - Anything Goes