Friday, 12 March 2010

Golden Wedding Card

Hello and Happy Weekend everyone!

I have finally finished the Golden Wedding Card I needed to make - we are going to my husband's Uncle and Auntie's party this evening - I hope they like their card. Because this card is for a special celebration I am entering it in this week's Creative Card Crew and Cute Card Thursday Challenges.

I have made a shadow box card - I just think they are so perfect for special occasions like this - I used a decorated vellum paper for the backing behind the numbers - there are some butterflies on the vellum, so I'm going to enter this card in this week's Charisma Cardz Challenge - it is a gorgeous paper IRL but, unfortunately, most of the butterflies got covered with the numbers - hope you can see some in the photos though - probably best to look at the first photo at the top of this post! I used a template for the shoe.

I actually found the paper I used for the numbers and the shoe insole at the bottom of a box of crafty stuff - it was some wrapping paper I'd saved from a present about 3 years ago (does that mean I'm a hoarder or just a savvy crafter?? lol!!). So I can also enter this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.

I attempted to make a ribbon flower - I was pleased with it, but thought it needed something added to it, so added a gold rose on top of it. I see lots of crafters using gorgeous decorative pins on their cards - I don't own any of those, so made my own using dressmakers pins and beads - the pins aren't very long but I hope they will stay on the card, think I've used enough glue gel to hold! So because I've added flowers I am entering the Crafty Calendar and Cupcake Craft Challenges.

I'm also showing a second photo of one of the Mother's Day cards I made - I've tweaked it a bit, by adding some pleated ribbon and pearls and gone over the sentiment with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen to make it glittery! I'm so much happier with this card now. But sorry about the blurred photo - can't re-take it as I've sealed the card in its envelope (teach me to check the photo first (lol!)!

That's all from me for now. See you soon. Have a fabulous weekend, and a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all you wonderful mothers!

Love, Andrea xx


Kelly said...

love your 50 card! so ingenious with the shoe! thanks for playing the charisma card challenge- kelly

The Crafty Den said...

Wow Andrea, what a stunning shadow box card. I'm sure the recipients were delighted to receive it. The colours and details are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Mina said...

wow what a fantastic box card they love it...I love the stunning colours of your other one too
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi friend, thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving some's comments like yours that continue to encourage my creativity! BTW, your cards are so pretty...and the shoe is so elegant!



Pretty-In-Ink said...

Both projects are fabulous!
The shadow box really has the WOW! factor!