Friday, 12 April 2013

40th Anniversary Card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to Debbie and Alanna who are much appreciated new followers this week.

I was looking at this inspiration photo 

on the Avery Elle challenge blog which says wedding reception to me, and I was reminded of attending a wedding 40 years ago because the friends who got married are about to celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. We will be joining in their celebrations in a couple of weeks and I wanted to make a special card for them, so I decided to CASE one of my own cards from 2011

This time I used Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel colours which fitted the Ruby Wedding theme perfectly. I used PTI Limitless Layers Heart dies to put a heart inside the card and embossed the sentiment in white using Avery Elle Count On It stamps

I then die cut another heart and stamped it with stamps from PTI With all my Heart, embossing the background stamp with clear embossing powder to give some shine

When the card is closed, the two hearts rest together to give a lovely layered effect. I put an eyelet into the smaller heart and attached some thread so I could dangle it from the sop of the aperture and used a ribbon punch to cut slots so I could tie some ribbon and hide the hole at the top.

A sentiment finished it off.

I am also going to enter this into the current Lexi's Creations challenge to use die cuts and punches, and the Simon Says Stamps challenge which is to use rain or flowers on a project.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Carol x


  1. Your card is beautiful, Carol. I love the colours...everything looks so clean and perfect! Gorgeous creation! x

  2. Carol, your card is stunning and so beautiful. I love the design, especially the swinging heart and flowers. A perfect Ruby Wedding card.

  3. Amazing card! That Scarlet Jewel looks so rich and beautiful. I love your unique design.

  4. That is a lovely card! I really like the colours you chose.

  5. I love the way the heart hangs in the opening. What a great idea!! Scarlet Jewel and white makes such an elegant colour scheme as well.

  6. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Fabulous design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. Holy hanging-heart-card, Carol, this is a show-stopper! An elegant, treasured gift by the recipient!!

  8. Fabulous anniversary card, love the two hanging hearts as the focal point, wonderfully designed! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  9. This is so pretty. Such a clever design, too.

  10. Oh my word, this is STUNNING!!! Love it!

  11. oh wow, this is totally amazing, so beautiful!

  12. This is Fabulous!!! LOVE your super sweet and beautiful card! Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

  13. What a fabulous card Carol, I love it :) Viv xx

  14. This is so lovely Carol. I love the design!

  15. wow I love this design. Feel inspired to get into my craft room having seen this!


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Carol x


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