Friday, March 23, 2018

50th Wedding Anniversary


Last night my parent’s celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  That’s really a huge accomplishment isn’t it?  50 is called the Golden Anniversary, so when I was creating a card I knew I wanted to incorporate a lot of gold in it while still celebrating some colour.  

I started by stamping Power Poppy’s dreamy set, Dream Wedding with VersaMark onto watercolor paper, embossing it in gold.  I watercoloured the design in some soft pastels with the pop of red on the cherries and a deep green on some of the leaves and the cake platter.  

For the background layer, I used a Tim Holtz stencil on a creamy cardstock, with embossing paste, then adding gold embossing powder overtop.  The key to making the embossing powder work is to let the embossing paste dry before heat setting.  If you don’t wait, the gold embossing paste will bubble up too much.  



A few pretty sequins, some gold sparkly washi tape finish it off.  

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9 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card Christine

gr karin

Julie Koerber said...

Absolutely stunning Christine -- love all the gilded accents!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Christine. Love all the elements! Congrats to your parents.

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats and a very Happy Anniversary to your parents, I love all the gold touches you brought to this Beautiful creations!!

Camille Short said...

Pretty card - great colors!

Helen Budz said...

Congratulations to your parents, Christine. Your card is a beautiful way to celebrate this milestone in their lives. tfs

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers that's an amazing thing to celebrate! 50 years - way to go Mom and Dad! Yo9ur card for this them is extremely beautiful Christine! Warm hugs girlie!

Leslie Miller said...

This is the most gorgeous wedding cake and you've done it proud! Beautiful gold with the lovely soft colors and wonderful texture with the embossing and glitter. Congratulations to your parents on reaching this milestone!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, congratulations to your parents' 50th wedding anniversary! What a joy to celebrate, and what an elegant card! I love all the gold, and thanks for the great tip about the embossing paste and powder. I'm sure everyone loved celebrating this wonderful milestone, and may they have many more to celebrate. They are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter!! Hugs!