Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Aunt and Uncle's 50th Anniversary

I am going to my aunt and uncle's 50th anniversary celebration this coming weekend in Wisconsin. I was kind of stumped for what to make on their card. Call me a rebel, but I just didn't want to do the same old "golden" color scheme that all their other cards would be done in. I found this paper while I was searching through my stash and loved the wording on it. Well, that started my unusual color scheme for this 50th anniv. card. I wanted to leave a lot of the wording showing so I kept the concept simple. I wrapped two sheer ribbons around the first patterned paper and attached on the back with two-sided tape. I then embossed the 50 in a dark green embossing powder. I used a number set from Technique Tuesday. I then die-cut the frame using my Sizzix machine. The only gold I used on the card was the gold brads in the corners of the frame. It still needed something else and I found a cardstock tag that fit the theme and attached it with a couple of Stampin' Up dimensionals. I threw in a flower for good measure. The base of the card is made from two-sided paper so that the inside isn't so boring either. I just downloaded a verse I liked and printed it in a burgundy ink. I also inked all the edges in pewter ink. Hopefully they will like it, as unusual as it is.


Maria said...

Very nice card! Very appropriate and the background paper is perfect! Great job!

P.S. thank you for your nice comment on my "update on my life dilemma post". . .I really appreciate it!


Mary said...

I love your card, that paper is great. I bet they love it! Mary C

Joan said...

This is great. I love the way the patterned paper sets the tone and the use of the 50. Incorporating numbers on a card isn't easy but you did a great job.