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Monday, 22 August 2011

1st Wedding Anniversary

My goodness, how fast does a year fly by? It only seems like 2 minutes since we attended the wedding of the daughter of a very good friend. My hubby and her chap did the photos, I was the assistant, saved the day when the flowers came off the headband just before the ceremony and video'd the wedding in the registry office.

I also saved one of the corks and some of the table confetti with the plan of incorporating them into this card for their 1st wedding anniversary.

I started with a red and cream colour scheme which was the same as the wedding. I punched the edges of a piece if card with my Martha Stewart heart punch.

The champagne bottle and glasses are a rubber stamp, embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured with Twinkling H20's. They came from a friend who embossed a load onto a sheet for me some years ago and have come in very handy on several occasions. I added the 1st with a Sharpie pen. The champagne cork I sliced with a craft knife so it was about 1cm deep and added the confetti to fill the background. The sentiment banner is from my stash and I matted it onto red cardstock to provide a contrast to the background.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Image - Rubber stamped images from my stash, no idea who they are by
Sentiment - Miscellaneous foiled banner from stash
Embellishments - Champagne cork and table confetti from wedding
Tools - 3D Foam & Scissors,Twinkling H20's, Martha Stewart Heart lace punch,
Techniques - Punching, wet embossing

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16 comments:

Hazel said...

Hi Mandy - your friend is going to love her card particularly when some of the items you have used came from the actual wedding itself - cool. Hazel x

NanaConnie said...

What a great way to use a non-stamped sentiment! Love this card and the underlying simplicity of it. Having embellishments which actually came from the wedding will make it extra special. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Benzi said...

Your red and white is awesome and that is beautiful punch work. Great idea on saving those embellies...makes it very special. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a nice thought to save those things, she will love your special touch, really great card! Thanks for joining us @ Critter Sketch :)

atjacquies said...

He hun :) Your card is too cute !! I love the embellishments and indeed your card will be valued even more as these come from their own wedding :)

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Huggles for now,
Jacquie

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Great card, and it's so wonderful that you incorporated items from the wedding day! Thanks again for joining us at StampInsanity :D

Julie said...

How clever of you to save items from the wedding for their anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Mandy, love the personal touches with the things you saved from the wedding day as embellishments!
Thanks for helping us Celebrate at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Rene said...

I love the heart borders on this beautiful card!
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Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just delightful. What a thoughtful idea to save the cork and confetti to use on the 1st Anniversary card. I am sure it will be a welcome remembrance and cherish keepsake. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful 1st anniversary card! This is very creative! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for playing along with Little Claire's Challenge this month, hugs Heidi xx

Helen said...

That's a great card and making it so personal is such a lovely idea - I'm sure it will be really appreciated.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

chilli pip said...

Am sure you friend will love this card with all the personal touches you have given it....very thoughtful of you it makes a lovely card ,special.
Thanks for sharing at Ooh-la-la

jojoscraps said...

I love the idea that you saved the things from their wedding to make into this card for them. How thoughtful of you! It is just beautiful and I know they will love it.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamps R Us.
Jo xx

Louise said...

Lovely card :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's x