It's my in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary this weekend and I have spent the last couple of days making a card for them.
I struggled a little with this one so just want to say thank you to two members of the Docraft community as the anniversary cards they posted in the Docraft gallery were good inspiration.
murphy-millie's card helped me with the colours and I took part of my verse from her card and cleo's card gave me the idea for using the hearts.
The main card is standard pearlescent cream card. The centre circle, hearts, large flowers and flourishes have all been cut using sizzix dies. The smaller flowers are from a punch. The butterfly was cut out of card and layered and I added sparkling sticker dots to the body and parts of the wings (doesn't show up on this picture). I also used gold stickers for the lines and all the dots along with the '50'.
So here is the card shown stood up:
The view inside page one. I printed my sentiment onto plain white vellum:
The second page is just some paper I had in my stash. Although you cannot see it very well on the photo;s, the pattern shows through the vellum:
This is how the first page looks open:
Last one of the card shown when its lying down:
Because of the size of the card and the butterfly which I didn't want to flatten by using a standard envelope I also made a box for the card. I made it from some Laura Ashley 12 x 12 papers I got for Christmas. The ribbon is off a chocolate box which I 'saved' and the hearts, flowers and tags are all cut using sizzix dies:
Well, I hope they like it!