Sunday, 19 September 2010

Platinum Wedding Anniversary!!!

Hi All :)

A couple of days ago I had a text from a friend asking me to make a card for a 70th Wedding Anniversary! ....I know - I had to text her back to make sure she hadn't made a typo!

How fantastic is that.....70 years of marriage - Wow!!!

Straight away I new what image I was going to use - I've wanted an excuse to buy it for ages - and this was the perfect one!

Jack & Ginger by Mo Manning. I fell in love with this sweet couple when I first saw them and was straight over to Mo's fantastic shop to buy them - $5 very well spent too :)

I also followed the challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog - 'White on White' ...although by time I'd finished with my antique linen distressing ink there's not a huge amount of white left! I do hope the fact I started with white counts!!!

I just love colouring Mo's images and love to print them quite large - this card is 21cm x 21cm, I thought such a huge occasion needed a larger than normal card too!

I embossed 3 panels with my Cuttlebug and added some wide organza ribbon, WOC flowers, pins and pearls. The hearts are using a MS punch.  I layered all of the pieces onto silver mirri board - I've not yet seen a Platinum one! The sentiments mention their names, Platinum & 70 years - I wanted to get them all on!

Although my colouring skills aren't as great as some of you out there, I can't not show you a close up of the happy couple.....

and here's a close up of the flower detail.....

There are a couple of challenges I'd like to enter this card into...

Mo's Digital Pencil - White on White

ABC  - D for Distressing

Secret Crafter - Anything Goes!

Pile it On - Layers


  1. WOW Carol this is excellent I can't believe it, 70 years of marriage what a wonderful thing to celebrate. I have never heard of a Platinum Wedding Anniversary before let alone seen a card for one so this is exceptional work a top notch creation your attention to detail is perfect.
    Lorraine x

  2. Oh what a perfect image for a perfect card, love the embossed and aged panels and the image I agree is one of the best I have seen and beautifully coloured too
    I am sure it will be really appreciated made with such care and attention to detail
    Kate x

  3. Hi Carol,
    This card is fabulous. The image is so sweet and appropriate for the occasion. I lov ethe embellishments. Perfect card.
    Fiona x

  4. What a great anniversary card! That old couple always makes me smile. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

  5. What a fantastic card for a truly memorable occasion. I love how you've used the different panels, they work so well together. I'm sure the happy couple will love their personalised card xx

  6. Wow this card is perfect for 70 years of marriage. Brings me a smile every time I see this image. Beautiful colouring.

  7. You are so right Carol, the image is perfect for 70 years. Wow, that's a long time. It means they got married the year before I was born!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. Hi Carol
    lovely design and colours and I love the way you have coloured the image in those muted colours, stunning card, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

  9. Wow that is some achievement... 70 years ... Fabulous card to celebrate too. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Mo's challenge this week x

  10. wow this is absolutely stunning.fantastic image and i love the embossing and soft colours.the flowers are gorgeous.

    xx coops xx

  11. Oh this is so gorgeous Carol, perfect 70th anniversary card.

  12. what a fantastic achievment 70 years of marriage,and a fantastic card from you.

  13. Great card

    Thanks for joining us at SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. This is absolutely fantastic hunnie - you have made them something that they are going to treasure!


  15. this is a gorgeous card and wow to that long married

    thank you for joining us on abc this week

    Vicky x

  16. Beautiful work! I love this image! Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

  17. Wow - 70 years of marriage!
    Such a beautiful card Carol - love that image!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  18. 70!
    That image is just a perfect choice and beautifully coloured. Love all the details, I bet the couple will love their card.
    Kaz xx

  19. Wow Carol this is awesome stunning embossing great work love it ..hope the happy couple did??

    smiles Christine xx