50th Wedding Anniversary

My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend in Canberra with family and friends.  Sadly my family will not be there but we managed to get a parcel together containing cards and other handmade items.  It reached them a few days ago so now I can post the card I made.

It was quite a departure for me to make a card like this after making so many one layer cards lately.  I embossed the poppies in gold, coloured with SU ink and an aqua painter, then sponged the pale blue background.  It is not really visible (perhaps my new camera might have captured it better??) but I also embossed poppies in white around the left-hand and bottom edge of the large white panel.

When I was speaking to my mother yesterday she mentioned the card my dad made her.  After she described it to me I asked if they could perhaps send me a picture so I could display it on the blog.  My dad printed a photo from before they were married, added a sentence on the front and wrote a poem for the inside.  I think it is superb.


6 Comments on “50th Wedding Anniversary”

  1. Paulette S in MO says:

    It’s lovely Heather. I know they loved it. I got the SU Fifth Avenue Floral just for this technique, but I didn’t have any water color paper at that time. LOL I need to pull it out and try it again. It gives such nice results. =D

  2. Vicky says:

    Your cards are so clean and beautifully finished Heather. The embossing, the sponging the softness of the aqua painting are all gorgeous. DID you use water colour paper?

  3. Vicky says:

    …and I forgot to say, how lovely that your dad made this card for your mum! Must be love!

  4. Oh, two lovely cards! Yours has some lovely coloring and the ribbon layer is a lovely anchor for the stamped panel! Your dad’s is so cool…love the photo! Congratulations to them!

  5. Dad says:

    Thank you. It was a wonderful card.
    The message it contained was beautiful, and greatly appreciated.

    Last night was a very happy celebration about which we will tell you much and send you pictures in coming days. And yes! You -all of you – were greatly missed, not just by us, but by all.

    This morning we are up early for birthday breakfast with Matt, then on to church.

    An extra note – thank you to your card making friends for their warm greetings and good wishes.

    Mother and Dad.

  6. Sue says:

    A really beautiful card Heather. Love the technique you’ve used. Sue.x

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