Wednesday, December 7, 2011

50th Anniversary card.

Happy Wednesday!  We have an anniversary party to go to this Saturday for my Dad's first cousin.  She and her husband are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!  Isn't that fantastic?  We are pretty close to this part of the family and just saw them a few weeks ago at Grandma's birthday brunch.  I'm really looking forward to seeing them again.

They asked that no gifts be brought, just a card or a memory for a scrapbook.  Another reason to like them, right?  (yes, she scrapbooks!)  I woke up one night at 2 AM and began thinking about the card I would make and came up with my design.  I had everything I needed, except gold embossing powder, more on that later :) 

Here's my card!

I created a panel in the same color as my card and stamped it with Stampin' Ups Baroque Motifs (luuuuuv that stamp) and embossed it with Zing Vanilla embossing powder.  I wrapped the panel with sheer gold ribbon and popped the whole panel up with foam tape.

As for the numbers, I cut those out with my Storybook Cricut cartridge and smooshed them onto my Versamark pad, then sprinkled them with the gold embossing powder and popped them up with foam tape.

To finish the card off, I cut out a banner with Papertrey Inks Double Ended Banner die, cut one of the ends off, and stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink.  Then I sprinkled on more gold embossing powder and popped the banner up with more foam tape.

I just love how this card turned out!  It always helps me when I have a plan to work with, especially when that plan comes to me in the middle of the night!  Haha!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday today!  We had our first snow yesterday.  It all melted by the time I left work and caused a ton of accidents during rush hour...  I will never understand how or why people forget to drive in the snow and rain :)  We took the girls to see Santa last night.  Tonight we will be home and I'm really looking forward to it!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll see you tomorrow!


  1. sooo pretty and elegant! I love the gold embossing on the numbers! i thing they will love it!

  2. That is such a beautiful card, the background stamp and the embossed numbers are so perfect for such a special anniversary! I love when ideas come in the middle of the night!

    We had our first snow too, only nothing stuck. But I was glad, people can barely drive when it rains, I don't want to even imagine what will happen in the snow! Enjoy your night at home!

  3. What a fabulous card! We had our first snow back in october and now the weather has been in the 60's. It's been so weird. I'm sure we'll be paying for it come Janurary.

  4. Congrats to them! Lovely Card! The embossing rocks! In college, I did my best work at 2AM! Not sure it was when the muses visited or out of college life necessity! LOL! -Amanda

  5. Happy anniversary - wow on the 50th but this card!!! It's stunning!

  6. Absolutely beautiful! So simple and so gorgeous, don't you just love it when that works out? :0) Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous, they will absolutely love this card. 50 years, what an amazing milestone. I also like their way of thinking...brilliant idea for a scrapbook.