Monday, January 11, 2010

40 Years and going strong!

My mom and dad celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on January 10th and it was so amazing celebrating that milestone with them. It takes a very special couple to make it to 40 years and we are all holding on for the 50th! :-) Here is a pic of the happy couple and the card that I made for them.

I embossed the front of the card using my Cuttlebug french script embossing folder and my Sizzix BigShot. Then I took Distress Ink in Scattered Straw and blended it to give the card some color and texture. On the Sizzix Decorative Heart die, I colored it with Gold acryllic paint then sprayed gold glimmer mist, then added Versamark and clear embossing powder then heat set it. I hand made the paper flower using Tim Holtz's grungepaper flower technique. I used regular white cardstock, build the flower per Tim's instructions on his blog. I then sprayed the flower with Tattered Leather and Gold glimmer mist. I heat set it. Then with my finger, I applied distressed Stickles in Scattered Straw, then heat set again. The chipboard plate embellie is by Making Memories, from a wedding collection. I printed out the sentiment on my computer, then punched it out using my SU! Wide Oval punch. I then edged it with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw.

Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by! :-)


michelle said...

AWW thats too sweet..It does take a special couple to make it that long! and what an amazing job on the card..i love the grunge rose and the heart frame..the embossed thanks for sharing have such great talent!

Lina said...

Congartulations to your parents. 40 years is some feat - here's to 50 :) And what a gorgeous card you made them, so full of detail and wonderful warm and rich colors.

JAN said...

congratulations to your mum and dad how beautiful they are together. tfs and happy new year to you all

CeeMae said...

Congratulations to your parents! Fabulous card. I love the grungepaper flower! :) x

Wanda said...

Congratulations to your MOM and Dad. You look just like your Mom!!!

best regards,

Wanda C.

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

beautiful card love it...happy anniversary to mom and dad...40 years what a milestone...TFS

KarenK said...

Such a beautiful card Arlene! Congrats to your parents, 40 years - that is awesome! Hugs to you and them! KarenScraps

BTW, love that flower!!

The Jule Box Studios said...

Awwww! soo0 sweet, what a gorgeous looking pair!!Jules :)