Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Aloha dear friends,

I've been absent for a while as I recharged my inner batteries, and completed a pretty large card project over the past few weeks. I'll post some pictures of those soon.

Our daughter's in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. I just found out last week so had to get crackin' on this.

The design of the card is a center step. The main, focal image center panel measures 5" x 7." I used an entire 8-1/2" x 11" piece of 120# GKD white cardstock for the folded support stand.

The gold shimmer panel, pattern paper, tole flowers and butterfly are from Anna Griffin. I also used one of her embossing folders, "Peony," on the main gold panel and the bottom third of the white main panel. Gold satin ribbon from SU. Pearls and rhinestones from Want2Scrap.

I downloaded a beautiful font and just typed away, then printed it, centering the information on 80# white GKD cardstock. The little 'x' punches on the bottom front panel is a Martha Stewart punch.

All the flowers, bird and butterfly were too pale in color for me. Using Copic markers, I re-colored all the embellishments (some parts were a baby blue, and clashed with the card) using the darkest of each color family, then blending to the lightest. Then I used Wink of Stella clear all over the flower petals, the butterfly and the bird. The elements are all popped using adhesive foam. Finally, I took a butterfly pin and put some glass pearls and gold beads on it, pierced the bow, but more beads on and a bugle bead to cover the point of the pin. Glossy Accents holds the beads in place and covered the orange rhinestones on the top left flower to make sure they don't fall off. The last step was to bend the butterfly wings into soft semi circles, then cover the butterfly with a coat of glossy Mod Podge to stiffen it for its ride to California ♥

This is one of the biggest cards I've ever attempted but I really liked the freedom to work on a larger space compared to being confined to the smaller, A2 work area. I made this as easily as possible - no template, no special cuts. I winged the mountain valley folds and it works. We are including a pound of freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee as a gift.


Side view:  

As you can see, it's just a couple of simple folds and the main focal panel rests / adheres to the back mountain fold. You can do it!!! Do some specialty folded cards. It will reawaken your mojo ♥

As always, thank you so very much for stopping by.
Aloha friends!


  1. First of all, welcome back....it's been far to long! But I am glad you have recharged and are crafting up a storm! And from all the thank yous I have read on FB I know you have been busy! I hope crafting gives you that zen feeling it does for me! Now to this creation.....HOLY SMOKES! This is so gorgeous, love the step fold you used here. The beautiful images, the glossy and shimmery effect you achieved is beyond gorgeous! Love you made that beautiful stick pin too, aren't they fun?!?! They will absolutely LOVE this card and know how much love and thought and care you put in in making this wonderful keepsake! WOW!!! xo~ Bonus....coffee! lol

  2. Yes, indeed! Welcome back. You have certainly been missed. And, wow! This card is super fantastic. Your talents in making such lovely works of art never cease to amaze me. I love the step card design and I love all the beautifully colored images you added to it. Every little detail adds so much to it's loveliness. I am sure they will always treasure this work of love you did for them on their 50th anniversary!

  3. Absolutely beautiful!! Wow.... I love the font you've chosen, but it's the colourful flowers, bird and butterfly which set it all off! They are going to love this creation!! It's so nice to see you back creating these marvellous projects! I've missed you.

  4. What a vision of elegance! They will cherish this card forever! Great job, and happy that you are back!!!

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous. and yes you have been very much missed. Hugz

  6. Good to have you back creating Rosy. I would never begin to make a card as amazing as this one. You should be proud. The in laws will love it I am sure. You will be giving a little bit of your love along with the coffee. How sweet!

  7. Oh my, Rosy! You have outdone yourself here. This is just absolutely STUNNING. A wonderful keepsake for a wonderful occasion. I can see that you took great care and detail with this - they will be so honored and please to receive it. Not to mention the wonderful coffee - a great gift. I have to add my congrats on being back with us. We have all missed you very much. Hope you feel rejuvenated and ready to get back at it. So nice to see you here again!!!

  8. Rosy! This is such a gorgeous card. I love all the details... just beautiful!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!