Tuesday, May 06, 2014

60th Anniversary Card

My parents will have been married sixty years this coming week!!  We will be celebrating with family and friends this weekend.  Sixty years is a long time so I made them a very special card!!
I started with a large envelope and made a white card base that would fit in it.  I embossed two quarters sheets white cardstock, rubbed them lightly with a white pigment ink pad and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  It gives the raised areas a bit of lustre without adding colour.  I layered them on my card front and stitched them down using my sewing machine and white thread.
I added a double punched scallop border (SU) which I embellished with rhinestones and two layers of vintage white seam binding which I laid over the place where the two layers overlapped.  I added two embossed hearts and a punched greeting which I backed with vellum and adhered to the front of my card using 3D foam tape.
My Mom has been a sewer all of her life.  She made all of our clothes when we were little and most of our clothing well into high school - even our winter coats!! She has tackled a wide variety of projects for others as well, including a deer skin jacket - beautiful!!  She mostly sews for herself and my Dad now, tackles small projects and does a lot of quilting in the winter months.  They live independently and will soon be both over eighty.  I am looking forward to seeing them and letting them know how much I appreciate them!!