May 17, 2012

Golden Wedding Anniversary!

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Hello Everyone! Tomorrow my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! :) Wow what a long time together and the best thing, they are still happy and love each other like on the first day!! :-D The card I'm showing today is on it's way to them and touching ground there on Friday...just right in time ;-) (Thanks Micha xx :) )

I tried the vintage shabby chic look with all the 'white stuff' on there. I was inspired by my former DT sister and friend Kathy, she has a great tutorial for that on her blog HERE. As well as by Tracy and her recent article on the MIC blog HERE. AND I finally bought the 'Distrezz it All' from Zutter. Yeah! I was contemplating about it for quite a while now and on Monday it arrived at my door steps :). I have to say I LOVE it! So much easier and soooo quick because you can distress all the papers at once...just love it! Everyone was complaining about the noise.... well yes it is making noise but grinding my coffee beans is louder ... LOL  Ok enough blabber here is the card:

I went for that sweet Magnolia stamp Tilda and Edwin as 'Loving Couple'. Just perfect for my card. I colored it using Copics. Outline was done with Prismas and OMS. I cut the image out using the floral ovals die from Spellbinders. DP is from basic Grey, an older collection. Swirls and tag are Magnolia DooHickey dies and the leave is a MIC laser cut chipboard, available here at Whimsy. For the 'white stuff' I used different products: Gesso, white crackle paint, Snow Tex, white coarse glitter, paper/fiber paste and white spray paint. All the DP edges were distressed and I used a lot of Stickles Glitter Glue as well. All other embellishments are from my stash. Oh and the gorgeous golden seam binding is from Whimsy as well. 

Here is the card with the tag pulled out. The sentiment stamp is from Alota I think (but not sure about that) and the small postmark stamps are from Whimsy.

The inside of the card is decorated to match the outside and has also a little space for a gift certificate ;-)

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday!

Luv 'n hugs,


  1. I am sure your parents will be thrilled with this beautiful card it is stunning. Congratulations to them.
    Margaret M

  2. hallo iris,

    deine karte ist wunderschön geworden. deine eltern werden sich mit sicherheit sehr freuen.

    liebe grüße

  3. Gorgeous ♥ Love all the details ♥♥

  4. Wonderful card - love all your details

  5. What a stunner Iris! This is gorgeous!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  6. Stunning card. Just beautiful. Love the details and the coloring is great! Happy Anniversary to your parents.

  7. Congratulations to your parents:) This card is so stunning!!! I can't stop looking at it! Love everything about it. Tfs!
    Have a lovely day!

  8. stunning card Iris..
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week with Lori's sketch.
    hugs, Janiel

  9. Stunning card and image Iris , the details on your cards are fabulous Hugs Elaine

  10. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. WOW Iris, I love your card, and that white stuff looks amazing!! I saw that on Tracy's blog too, I should give it a try!! Anyway I love your card, I think I said that already, but it's gorgeous, so thanks so much for playing along at MDUC this week

  12. and now your thinkin.....why did I wait so long to get a Distrezz it All!!!! card is just say the shabby chic style is really working for you!!

    Thanks bunches for joining this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  13. WOW this is amazing. Great coloring and perfect embellishment. Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Hugs, Janne


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