Golden Wedding AnniversaryI've actually had this card made for a while now, but haven't had the time to blog about it to create my challenge entry into this month's Scrapbook Boutique ~ May Challenge. However, the very talented DT provided me with some much-needed inspiration in their fabulous Blog Hop - thank you ladies! Here is the inspiration photo to work from:
Using the CTMH 'Wild About Love' stamp set, I stamped the image of the two foxes using VersaMark on vellum. I then heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder. I also stamped and heat embossed "Happy ...TH Anniversary" using the Stampin' Up! 'Memorable Moments' stamp set. I coloured each fox's tail with my Prismacolour pencils on the reverse side of the vellum, to add a soft bit of extra colour.
I used number dies to cut out the "50" three times using white cardstock, and once using gold foil cardstock. These were stacked together to create dimension (with the gold foil numbers on top, of course!!) and then stuck to the vellum.
I was conscious of my adhesive showing through my vellum, so I used Glue Dots 'Vellum' adhesive to stick it to the cardfront with the stencilled hearts texture paste. It was never going to fully stick down, given the change in dimension on the background sheet. So I used a pink satin ribbon and some Helmar 450 glue to fold my ribbon around both the vellum and the cardfront, thus creating a frame for the card which also served the purpose of hiding adhesive and keeping the two pieces together. I then adhered the whole onto a cardfront and wrote my message inside the card.
Fifty years is such a long time to be married, and my parents are an inspiration to me in my own marriage. Congratulations Mum & Dad!