Wednesday, June 06, 2012

50th Anniversary Card

For a couple who are celebrating a milestone - 50 years of marriage!!  I chose to use gold coloured cardstock instead of a shiny gold finish to keep the card more subtle.  I colour printed the greeting on a light gold cardstock in a dark gold colour using a font called NOEL.  Love this font!!  It has such a handwritten feeling.  I added an embossed element above, which is two strips of the same cardstock punched with my eyelet border punch (SU), embossed with a flourish embossing folder (SX) and then scored with a line in between with a scoring tool (MS).  I added a bit of contrasting ink to highlight the texture before gluing it to the card front.  Added vintage seambinding over the joint and two hearts cut from a very light gold and a darker gold with the colours transposed - a great metaphor for marriage.  I tied a short piece of seambinding to the left of the hearts with a single knot to simulate bow.
Fifty years of marriage was rather rare when I was a child but is a more common event these days but I do not think that in any way diminishes the value of the accomplishment which is so worth celebrating!!