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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Anniversary

To my MIL and FIL who have been married for 48 years on Tuesday. I've really struggled to make a card for them and maybe after all that time I should have made them a medal instead

The image and  bp are from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique cds. The bp looks to have a blue tinge but that is just the scan. I used 2 of the toppers and cut an aperture in the frame of one which I backed with acetate and matted over the other topper. The charm and ribbon are from our local scrap store and cost pennies. the charm is actually an earring blank, I cut the back off added the lady's face from a small topper, some glossy accents and then added the tassel. The lace has been distressed with antique linen distress ink. I couldn't find a happy anniversary stamp anywhere in the chaos that is my craft room so I used a creative acrylic piece, highlited the text with black ink and embossed the back with gold ep. I attached the acrylic piece to a  stamped shape from Elusive images (one of their Christmas themeplates but I forget which one) which I stamped with antique linen distress ink and then overstamped with text in the same ink. I added lots of gold ep before the ink dried. I used a few little paper flowers from my stash to finish off.
This card is for the following challenges:
My time to craft: Lovely Lace
Tanda Teaser - Artful apertures
Stamp something: Distressed Somethings
Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. What a great card Claire, I am sure you in laws will love it. Cathy xxxx

  2. This is fabulous Claire,yes your inlaws will love

  3. Lovely nostalgic feel to this card and clever use of your aperture. Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this week!

  4. They are going to LOVE this Claire!
    It's so beautiful and elegant!
    I love how you got creative and made that gorgeous charm!

  5. Good evening Claire hunny what a totally fabulous card, love the image you'veused and all that fabulous detail.Thank you for joining us on the Creative Cottage challenge this week Linda x

  6. Lovely elegant card Claire, I'm sure your in-laws will love it, Love the charm, you are clever.

    Jenny x

  7. Beautiful card. Like all the textures and dimensionals you have used to give it a very tactile quality. A great gift.

    Janet xx

  8. Claire - this card is so worth all the struggling. It's fabulous and I'm sure they'll love it.
    Beryl xx

  9. what a fabbie vintage card just loving all the detail thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs from Daniele

  10. Your card is so beautiful. Love the vintage style.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  11. This vintage style anniversary card is gorgeous Claire.

  12. What a beautiful card! Love the image and flowers!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Cottage!
    Love Becky xx


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