Monday, April 5, 2010

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

With Jean & Brian's 40th wedding anniversary fast approaching and a card partly made and abandoned because I changed my mind, I had a rethink as this card needed to be special. Jean's a very special friend I've known for almost 50 years (ooh, that makes us sound old!) and here is what I eventually came up with:


The backing paper is from a pack of wedding/romance scrapbook papers bought at the $2 store when we were in Oz a few years ago. The stamp is an old Anita's one bought a long time ago. I stamped with grey pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. The man's suit has been chalked with grey and the bride's veil has been chalked with an ivory pearlised eye shadow. I went round the swirls with a Quickie glue pen and glittered with an ultra fine crystal glitter which is quite hard to see on this picture.

The image has been matted onto some Gemstones Core'dinations cardstock and the mat behind is the co-ordinating Gemstones Whitewash cardstock run through the Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder and sanded.

The lace has been threaded with a ruby coloured organza ribbon and the circle behind the sentiment has been chalked. The flowers and leaf are old stash.

10 comments:

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card your friends will love it.

hassy said...

That is a beautiful card, I love it... :D Christine x

flourgirl said...

Beautiful card, just perfect for someone special. The stamped image gives it a romantic feel along with the soft pink of the DPs xx

Happy Days said...

What a stunning card. I love all the detail on it and the colours you have used are simply gorgeous. I think your friend will be thrilled with it. x

Gemma said...

what a beautiful card, the wedding image is so lovely too, I find it difficult to find wedding images that aren't cartoony or just plain odd lol :) xx

alee81 said...

this is so pretty, what a lovely image x

Angie said...

Wow what a beautiful card. The colours are perfect. I love the flowers and the stamped image on this card.

Rainmac said...

What a stunning card, beautifully put together, a very special card xxx

The Wife said...

What a beautiful card that's obviously made with love for your friend. I bet she treasures it.

Marg said...

That's really lovely Susan. I'm sure your friend will love it. Don't worry! I also have a friend of 50 years plus standing!