Monday, 10 October 2011

Golden Wedding

A colleague asked me for a bit of a rush card last week for her parents who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and had told her that they didn't want any fuss, however her brother and sisters had all been and got presents unknown to my colleague and she felt as if she was the only one who had taken them at their word and not made a special effort so the card was a last minute token from her to celebrate their big day. 
I had a copy of a picture taken of them on their wedding day 50 years ago and printed it from my (not very good) inkjet printer, punched out their heads and inked them with distress ink to give them a bit of a vintage look. The backing paper is My Mind's Eye and I printed the numerals onto gold card then cut them out adding gold Stickles round the edges for a glitzy finish. I also used a piece of gold glitter cardstock behind my die cut border at the bottom  for some extra sparkle and added a little bouquet of flowers from Wild Orchid and a sentiment also from My Mind's Eye to finish it off.


I'm entering this for the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Vintage
Secret Crafter - Anything goes as long as it sparkles
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and bling
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
365 Cards - Beautiful bouquet
Crafty Sentiments - Pearls, flowers & pins
Digital Tuesday - We like to party
Make it Monday - Always anything goes

15 comments:

nnalorac said...

A gorgeous personal Anniversary card, I'm sure they will love this. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

Rene said...

What a lovely project! 50 years...incredible!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! And remember, to be in the running to win the prize, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Rene :D

Hannah Clark said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love the pictures on it! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Dawn said...

Love it Jenni! Great work & so personal too!!
Thanks so much for playing in our Vintage Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck..

Caz GDT

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous layout...50 years..thats wonderful.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Mina said...

what a great idea Jenni, it works so perfectly for the anniversary...thanks you so much for your wonderful comment on my Sugar Nellie blog hope card
Mina xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested:)

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Beautiful card. Definitely worth remembering the special day. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

Marcea said...

Absolutely beautiful! Loving your sparkle sweetie.
Thanks for joining us onSimon Says Stamp Challenge
xxx

Fleur said...

A stunning card Jenni, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love how it is personalized with the photos.

Sandy said...

Hi Jenni, have been checking out the cards on MIM and see you entered this lovely creation, a beautiful memento for the couple - wow 50 years, a great achievement these days!
Sandy

Francesca said...

Hi
what a brilliant Sparkle Card

thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x