25th Anniversary Card

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Silver Anniversary Card

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One of our carers asked me to make an anniversary card for her parents for their 25th wedding anniversary (her mother also being a carer working for the same company who sometimes comes here as well).

Of course, it needed to have lots of silver on it, and be big and blingy and realy special.  But I wanted another accent colour, so I was shown a photo of the bouquet that was carried at the wedding 25 years ago.  It was mostly pink flowers with some white gypsophila.

So that was the theme I started off with.

What I Did

I decided to make the base card A4 in size (A3 cardstock that was scored and folded in half).

I then set to die cutting the oval layers to go on the front of the card in silver and white.

I decided to add dimension by building a “book  box” behind the front topper layers.  A box that would be tied with a lace ribbon, and when opened would show a bouquet of faux pink flowers and gypsophila.

I had white fabric layers to make carnation type flowers, but not pink ones.  I experimented by spraying on a pink shade of ink spray onto several layers, as well as makeing up a white flower and then spraying.

The results were just as good by spraying made up flowers, so I made up a small batch and sprayed them, leaving them to dry while I worked on other parts of the project.  (I kept the sheet of paper That was a nice “marbled” pink by the time I’d finished to use on another project as background – you’ll see that before long.)

For the “blingy” element I made up one of the crystal art stickers that came as part of a Create & Craft Club free gift a couple of months ago.  I had hoped to somehow put the two “rings” attached to the bird’s mouth, but in the end had to settle for putting them on the branch the bird is perching on.

Some oval die cut layers were attached to the front of the “box” element of the card with the lace ribbon behind it and the blingy bird with hrings on the front.  I also added some ornate corner peel-offs to the front of the box as well as other aread on the card.

Also on the front, towards the side of the box I put a pink flower and some faux gypsophila.

And above that the greeting “Penblwydd Priodas Arian Hapus” (Welsh for Happy Silver Wedding Aniversary) which I’d layed out in the Brother Canvas area and sent to my Scan’n’Cut to foil using a Foiling Quill Pen.  I also started adding sticky back silver “gems” to the card.

For inside the “book” I used the Scan’n’Cut to foil a greeting onto vellum and cut it out, together with more ornate matting and layering, using the same Kanban “Love and Lace” dies I’d used for the front.  Again I layered them up – some layers directly onto the one behind (I used some very small dots of glue behind the foiling and where I was putting the silver gems to hold the vellum in place) and used used foam tape to give a little dimension to other layers.

A 25 was also foiled onto vellum and stuck onto a small “banner” to go with the bouquet inside the other side of the “book”.

I once again cut a couple of mats in silver and white using the same dies as previously to put inside the back of the “book” before triming off some of the plastic at the back of the pink carnations and splitting the stems of faux gypsophila and sticking these as a bouquet using glue gel, and adding the 25 banner.

I may do a tutorial on how I make this type of recess card, either as part of a “book” or as a frameing element on a card, at some point in the future.  It would make this post way longer to show you now.

What I Used
Finished Card

Closed flat – well as flat as it can be with a “book box” that has a depth of 1.5″ as the main element on top.

Standing up.

Standing upright with “book box” fully open.


I will be able to show you some more of the wedding and anniversary makes I’ve been asked to make this year before long, as the events take place, so please do keep an eye out for those.


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