Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Let's Party - Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Peeps!

Hope you all had a good week so far.

We were invited to my husband's eldest brother and his wife's 40th wedding anniversary party last Saturday. It was a great gathering at a small local pub and the Spanish tapas food was delicious! So, here I am to share the card that I made for them on this special occasion.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #92 for my layout.
I do like to personalise my cards. It just makes the card special for someone. So, here I used alphabet peel offs to spell out their names on the banner. Here is a photo from the side:
For the main image, I used "Ben & Nora - New Year couple" stamp from Whiff of Joy. My oh my~ God knows when I bought this stamp. It must have been at least two years or more ago. It was never the "right" image for the card that I was making and I guess, as time has gone by, it has been forgotten!! Oops!! Well, at least this time I remembered. I inked it up for the first time and it is just the "right" image for this celebration card! Don't you think?! Ha ha!  For this reason I am entering this card to the NBUS Challenge #2. I've only recently discovered this NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) challenge. I am sure we crafters often 'buy' faster than we 'use'! There is no doubt that I will be entering more new creations into this challenge.
I think this stamp image deserves a closer look. Since it is to celebrate a 40th Ruby wedding anniversary, I decided to use one of my favourite colour combinations- red and black. I think this colour combination is elegant and striking at the same time. Thus, I am also entering this card to crafts 4 eternity: R#193- Favourite Colour Combo.

I used Copic Ciao marker pens to colour the image and then added Crystal Stickles glitter glue on the scarf, necklace, gloves, bow and shoes. I am not sure if you can see it from the picture or not but I also added Glossy Accents on Nora's eye to make it pop and shine.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the card. Have a nice evening!


  1. Oh, yes, Julie, I totally agree that this couple was just quietly waiting to grace the cover of your stunning red/b/w 40th anniversary card for Jim and Keren!! I love it to pieces and I'm sure they will, too!!

    Thank you so much for following me back and for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! I will be introducing you soon on my blog and I hope to see you often!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a lovely card Julie, I love how you have done the names on the banner, great idea and a great card!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Oh, I love how you wrote their names on the banner -- fabulous it! Great take on the sketch!

  4. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  5. Such a darling card! Love it!
    I am your newest follower. :)

    1. Thank you for following me, Kristie! It really is encouraging and it made me smile!! ^_^

  6. Love the personalized banners! Wonderful coloring, too!

  7. Beautiful card...I'm sure the anniversary couple loved it!


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