Sunday, 14 February 2016

Special Anniversary Card

A Very Special Anniversary Card

It this day and age where the majority of things are so disposable, relationships seem to fallen into this category as well. Many don't even bother getting married anymore, citing it as an out dated institution, others say they don't need a piece of paper to cement their relationship, to prove their commitment to each other. I believe we each walk our own path, and make our decisions according to how life pans out for us as individuals, we can do no more.

I come from last century, in many more ways than the obvious one. I believe in commitment, of cementing my relationship with every avenue open to me. I believe in doing the hard yards, hanging in when it might seen so much easier to simply walk away. (This does NOT mean I would ever accept physical or emotional abuse as acceptable)
My own marriage is heading rapidly towards the Golden 50 mark, it will arrive in 2018, and while it's not always been as I would like, would wish and may have dreamt of, we have (I believe) a good solid, happy, (MOST of the time) life together.

When you meet others who have been married even longer, it makes my heart sing, It makes me proud to be part of a dying breed who stick with it regardless of the trials and woes which honestly befall us all at sometime or other.

Last year I made a 60th Wedding Anniversary card for just such a wonderful couple. and I'd like to share it with you here.

It's nothing extraordinary, nothing I consider to be really special. Yes i took more time, and tizzied it up more than I would normally do. But 60 Years folk! 60 long long years, and I consider that to be something worth celebrating.  So here is my celebratory 60th wedding anniversary card.

This is a gatefold card with a Heart embossed and layered over the centre front.
I used my KNK Zing to cut the banner layers, the Numerals, and the names.

 there were a number of paper punches used to cut the butterflies and the flowers. These were all cut out of silver glitter paper. They were finished with rhinestones.
Inside the card was also decorated,with flowers and butterflies, non dimensional so the card sat flat in its custom made box. I can't show you a picture of the inside, I forgot to photograph it before I wrote inside.

I made a box for the card, and die cut a heart from the top which was covered with acetate. a few rhinestone flourishes and a silver and white ribbon around the edges finished a very pretty presentation.


(in my humble opinion anyway)

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