Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card

My Daughter-in-law asked me to make a card for her Grandparents' Golden Wedding which is coming up towards the end of February and I thought the new Elusive Images Harlequin Rose stamps would be perfect. This themeplate is available from http://www.graphicus.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=2605.

Firstly I made the topper for the card by stamping the image in Versamark ink and embossing with Gold Detail EP. I then sprayed with Glimmer Mists in Gold, Copper and Sage and finally sprayed a puddle of Copper and one of Sage onto my craft mat and used an ordinary paintbrush to add extra ink to the rose and leaves of the image and I 'mopped up' the ink that was left with a piece of lace I wanted to use. Finally I used my Inkssentials white opaque pen to highlight the corner swirl and areas of the rose.

After matting and layering the topper I again used Versamark and Gold Detail EP to stamp and emboss the lovely border from the same stamp themeplate onto parchment and cut it out to give a scalloped edge (idea 'borrowed' from my friend Jo on the Christmas card she sent me and posted earlier). I used a very pale green/gold pearl card for the base card and randomly stamped the single rose with Versamark and embossed with Clear Detail EP.



I posted both these photos because the first one shows the image and colours a little better and the second one shows how the Glimmer Mists shine so beautifully. I put the sentiment for the card inside instead of on the front.

Finally, because I offset the fold in the card so the front was smaller than the back (I wanted the lace to lie on the back of the card) I had to make an envelope. I used Grungeboard numbers and embossed them with Gold Detail EP. I then sprayed a tag using the same three colours of GMs and stamped and gold embossed another of the images from the Harlequin Rose plate.




I hope this card lives up to the occasion but I did enjoy making it.

The stamps, Glimmer Mists, Versamark, Inkssentials Pen and tag can all be found at http://www.graphicus.co.uk/. Anything else was already in my craft boxes.


8 comments:

anna_fran said...

I've just wandered over here from GG. Your use of GMs and Harlequin Rose is really beautiful.

veronica said...

this is lovely Lesley, am sure it will be much appreciated - definitely they won't have another one the same!
ps like your new blog look!

Moira said...

Gosh this is wonderful, love the way the white highlight really pops the design, I love the border too, I don't have the plate as I have very similar already except for that fabulous border.
I love your pics of Christmas it seems you had a grand time with the family and young Snoopy looks a lovely lad.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments, hope you have a fantastic 2009 and we get up to Graphicus soon.

Kath said...

Ab fab !!!!! I may have to borrow this one ha ha

Kath x

Jo said...

This looks like the ultimate Golden Anniversary card. Lovely colours. Looks really quite unusual. And how cool is that Glimmer Misted lace!

Shirley said...

How creative, beautiful, and so lovely, both card and envelope!

Theresa said...

What a fabulous card and envelope! Absolutely stunning and so very elegant!

Phree said...

Stunning card and tag, love the lace edge.