Lisa is our hostess this week for Teapot Tuesdays, and with her MMTPT563 Golden Years challenge, we are helping some friends of Jen's celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Lisa's brief said gold, wedding bells, lovebirds. Well, they aren't wedding bells but I thought I'd have a go at turning this wreath, a Christmas gift from Lorraine, into an anniversary card. I cut the wreath several times - from watercolour paper for the base, from gold and from gold glitter card, and pieced it all together. The birds were cut from pearlescent white, white glitter and black. I used watercolour on the wreath after first adding Liquid Pearls to the leaf and berry details, knowing it would resist the watercolour. I added little pink hearts to contribute to the anniversary feel.
The background is IO's Swirl Lace embossed with clear EP and then spritzed with Brusho acrylic shimmer mist in gold. I edged it with Stickles. Added the sentiment tags, and then to try and make it more anniversary (DH says it's too Christmassy), I added their monogram (gold glitter card, edged with a black Sharpie and interwoven), and a sentiment stamped on a vellum banner, edged with a gold pen. The main panel was edged with gold Stickles to finish it off.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 GMT Views: 333
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Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 12:45 PM
I love the bells! For someone who says they don't care to make anniversary cards, this is brilliant! I love the bride and groom birds, the fabulous monogram and the wonderful lacy background! Gorgeous!
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Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 9:04 PM
Definitely not Christmases...but, yes, a lovely anniversary card or wedding card! Love the little elements added to wreath...the pink, petite green leaves, mini berries, bells, and visiting birds! Great add and finishing with the gold Stickles edging.
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Thu, May 09, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I love the creative way you've turned this PB die cut wreath into an anniversary card (favorite die for me). The little added hearts and the sweet little bells are perfect. Love that you've added the monogram, too - so special!
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