Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy 50th, Hal and Cheryl

I wanted to make a special card for a special occasion, yet not too frilly - I hope I succeeded.  This 50th anniversary is even more special as the last of 7 siblings in hubby's family are celebrating aI sister-in-law passed away after their 50th.  And we will celebrate #59 in a few months.)
The image is from my stash of ready to go images - colored with shiny metallic pens.  The shiny gems in the flower centers are from my stash.   The bit of ribbon is from a gift basket we just received - full of burgundy and gold packaging - alas, all those pretty boxes and bags have print on most of the surfaces so only the gorgeous ribbon was usable as the strip behind the image. 
I dusted off a Martha Stewart punch for the border, and a fancy corner rounder as well.  I could not make it show up, but there is a gold layer between the burgundy mat and the embossed dot layer.  I also included gold strips with delicate hearts to edge the vertical strip.  More gold was used for the numbers.  (I recycled a very large advertising envelope for those gold pieces.)  The card is 5x7.
Sketch, inspiration:
Any:                           Allsorts challenge
                                    lil patch of crafty friends
                                    The Paper Nest Doll Challenge
                                   clear it out challenge
                                   crafty friends challenge
                                    inspiration destination challenge


andree said...

A great card, fab design. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Kathleen said...

A really lovely image and gorgeous dies and Ef.
Thank you for joining in our Anything but Christmas challenge at Allsorts.


Billie A said...

Cute anniversary card and so glad you joined us at Inspiration Destination

coldwaters2 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Dorothy I love the image also the wonderful card design, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

Mervi said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year;-))m

What I Created Next said...

Definitely got the special touch with this card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes challenge (DT)

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Hi dorothy thank you for entering your lovely card in our challenge at Digi Choosday. I hope they loved the card and its a great design. for a special occasion.
Good luck
Fiona GDT x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Happy New Year,
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Mynn xx said...

Another fabulous card, Dorothy! I LOVE the beautiful image and wonderful punches you used! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

lisa808 said...

Pretty card for a very special occasion! Thanks for joining us at IBS!