As I mentioned yesterday, my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary was yesterday, along with Easter! They went to church wearing pretty yellow rose corsages for the occasion…they looked so nice! Can you believe I forgot to take a picture!!! I’m so mad at myself. I was worrying about getting food prepared and served and didn’t even think about it. Oh well…we are getting together for dinner in a couple weeks when my oldest is in town, I’ll have to get it then.
Here is the card that I made for their 50th anniversary. I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White Base cardstock, and layered on Basic Black. Then I ran the next layer, Brushed Gold, thru the Manhattan Flower Textured Embossing Folder. Of course, the cardstock was larger than the folder, but I centered the folder so the flowers would be at towards the top left corner. Then I used the White Taffeta ribbon to hide the crease from the edge of the folder. Together Forever was stamped in Versamark on scrap Brushed Gold, and I used Detail Black Embossing Powder, heat set, and punched it with the new Scallop Oval punch and layered it onto Basic Black Wide Oval punch.
I needed to balance the weight from the front of the card, so I added a strip of Brushed Gold inside and used the Scallop Edge punch along one side. Then I added a 1/4 strip of Basic Black over the scallop piece. I stamped the large flower from Fifth Avenue Floral (I love that these coordinate together so perfectly!) in Metallic Gold ink and the smaller flower in Basic Black. Then stamped Happy Anniversary (a retired stamp from one of the All Year Cheer sets). I would have sworn I purchased a 50th anniversary stamp, but couldn’t find it anywhere.
I also decorated the outside of the envelope with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamps, too. They loved the card!
TIP for today: When using the Manhattan Impressions Folder in your Big Shot. Use the Multipurpose platform with BOTH tabs open. It will prevent the cardstock from warping since there is so much dry embossing on it!
Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Together Forever, Happy Anniversary (retired)
C/S: Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Versamark, Basic Black, Metallic Gold
Other: Scallop Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Manhattan Impressions Folder, Scallop Edge punch