Sunday, October 3, 2010

A wedding anniversary card

Good Morning all, can you believe it, two posts in two days I haven't done this in a while :) It is my mum and dads 29th Wedding anniversary today and on Thursday my Dad asked me to make him a card to give to my mum. I wanted to do something special using one of the new Lili of the valley stamps I bought at Ally Pally.

I have never made a vintage style card before but I don't think this is too bad for a first attempt. To begin with I sat there for about 30 minutes wondering what on earth i could use as I didn't really want any pattern on the background. In the end i ended up cutting up one of the cats food boxes and distressing the edges then inking it with Tim Holtz old photo distress ink. I did the same with a small piece of Kraft that I had left over from when I went to Stephs make and take last year. 
I coloured the image using copics - I think I need to get a few more colours for this sort of card so if anyone has any recommendations of colour groups that work well for this sort of colour please could you let me know :) 
The sentiment is actually a sticker that I had from an old sentiment set that has been in my craftbox for years, I knew it would come in handy at some point. And the string was bought from a £1 store. 
I made the little roses myself using the remainder of the Kraft card which I distressed and then added some stickles glitter glue to the edges. 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 




10 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card so sweet that your Dad asked you to made it for him to give to your Mum makes it that bit more extra special. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

Sally H said...

It's gorgeous Amanda! I love it. I keep hanging my nose over that set from LOTV but haven't succumbed to temptation yet!

crafty creations said...

Simply beautiful - the colours are gorgeous and I'm sure your mum will love it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Jules said...

Hi Amanda

This is gorgeous - I love what you have done with your beautiful new image .. . and I bet your Mum and Dad were too.

I bet you really enjoyed your time at Ally Pally. I went there earlier this year and loved it.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Amanda.
luv
Debby

Jaqi said...

Beautiful Card , it looks fab someone is going to be really pleased to recieve this

Neet said...

I think this is a lovely card and nobody would know it was a first attempt at Vintage. Bet your parents were pleased - dad for making it so beautiful and mum for dad getting you to do one - makes sit special!.

Abi said...

I think you have done a stunning job with this, I really love visting your blog, you always have gorgeous creations to see x

jerrishfenil said...

A Wedding Anniversary is a special day for all of us. The wedding anniversary card is a nice way to express feelings to your half one. It is an amazing wedding anniversary card.


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kyaminy06 said...

The wedding card is so beautiful, like the golden memory in our mind. So the golden card is perfectly represent the significance.

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