Friday, 17 May 2013

Wedding Anniversary

Good morning everyone, at last Scotland has sunshine. I can't believe it is actually here, it is so lovely seeing such beautiful weather for a change, I was beginning to forget what it looked like. So I think today is going to be spent sitting out on my decking doing a bit of crafting, it will be so nice to actually sit out in the sun and enjoy a beautiful day. I am also going to enter this card into the Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes Anyway, I have just completed a Wedding Anniversary card for a friend who asked me to make her one for her friends. I intend to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Flower Power. I am also going to enter this card into the challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges - Paper a la Mode -May 18 - 24: Anything Goes.

 I created this card based on a card that I saw over at - Acetate Front Card Tutorial I have made another card like this one, but I was pleased with the way this one turned out as I got the acetate properly fitted on this one, so it didn't bend the way the other one did. I started this card with a 20cm x 13.5cm card, which I then embossed using the Craftwell eBossing Folder, once this was done, I then punched the bottom of a card using a Martha Stewart punch. I then created a flower corsage made up with flowers from Wild OrchidCrafts I used Handmade Mulberry Paper Stem Flowers and another flower from my stash (sorry I don't know where I got this one from) It is a hanging flower with many small blooms attached along the stem. They were all initially pink flowers and I coloured them with yellow Promarkers which then turned them a lovely shade of peach. I then used Decorative Pins and Decorative Crown Pins both from Wild Orchard Crafts. I put in a couple of crystal stems - again from Wild Orchid Crafts (which are no longer available). Once the flowers were finished I then put on a pearl swirl coming from the flowers. I then die-cut the words "Congratulations On Your Wedding Anniversary", I sprinkled very fine white glitter over the words and to finish off the main part of the card, I used Liquid Pearls - Silver Pearl round the outside of the card. I then created the main card to put the embellished card onto, before attaching the embellished card to the main card, I attached my acetate to cover the card completely. Before I stuck down the acetate, I attached a piece of ribbon round the bottom of the acetate, sticking it behind the acetate. I then created a ribbon and put a peach net butterfly on top to finish off the ribbon. I decided to make an addition to the card by making a special card box in which to put the card in, as a normal sized envelope wouldn't have worked. So I made this following the instructions over on The instructions were very easy to follow and I only made a couple of changes to the card by adding additional card to the sides and the bottom of the box in order to facilitate the size of the acetate. I also put in an oval shape in the centre and covered the outside of the oval with some flowers to make it co-ordinate with the card. It worked out quite well, and you will be able to see that the box follows the same type of pattern as the card.

I do hope that you like my card. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Unknown said...

Lovely card, I do so love Christina's cards what a talent that woman has, and so o you

Unknown said...

Hi Jen your card is a stunning work of Art and I thing the photo does not do it justice .Love the flowers and thanks for the tip re colering.

Rosy Newlun said...

Dear Jen -- This is incredible! I love the color the flowers turned out to be!! I didn't leave <3 Google
automatically signs people out every so many days. I'm still here! I'll send my email thru STV so it isn't public, k? Luv luv!!!

Unknown said...

Hey Jen!!!!! Your card is gorgeous!!!!! It seems that you and I share the same motivator, Christina!!!!!! lol... Last year when Christina and her husband stayed with us I felt honored to learning new techniques first hand, did I ever tell you that Christina had bought me my Grand Calibur!!!!!! + 5 spellbinders... You are certainly inspired considering this card, love the corsage and love love love the colors!!! Way to rock the actetate. Hugs

pst said...

Gorgeous card. I love the idea with the acetate and it covering the delicate flowers. It gives the card a special look. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Awesome post Jen. Love the card and even more-so love learning about how you created it and the products used. Awesome job.


Dawny P said...

Fabulous :) A lovely design and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Wendy L said...

Stunning card, Christina gives wonderful inspiration, thanks for joining us this month at FF Monthly, xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning Jen

Diane Louise J said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card into our first challenge over at Crafty Friends x