A Month of Anniversaries

May is a fabulous time of the year for weddings its seems with numerous anniversaries being celebrated this month.  My parents celebrated 51 years on the weekend, whilst one of my closest friends anniversaries was yesterday and it is Rod's parents Anniversary on Saturday.  A couple of other people I know also have celebrated in the past few days, so it is fitting that today I share a Anniversary Card I made which was a special order from one of my customers for a 60th Wedding Anniversary.  My design brief was simply that the female recipient liked flowers and birds.



For my special orders I try to use a fancy fold or make it extra special, so I decided to make a Tri Shutter Fold Card using papers from The Scarlet's Letter Collection Pack by Basic Grey (Retired).  I have had these sitting in my paper stand for some time, a good couple of years.  Put it this way the release of these papers was 2007.  It is one of those collections I love so much I don't really want to use them, but thought it would be the perfect range to make this type of card with a bird and flower theme.



Image:  Crafty Individuals Stamp CI220, Sentiment:  Stampin' Up! & Unknown
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Basic Grey Paper, Ink:  Black Archival, Tria Markers and Stampin' Up!
Other:  Zing Black Embossing Powder, Sizzix Leaves Die, Clear Rhinestones, Carl Sakura Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch.

Another item I haven't used in a while (over 12 mths) is the Sizzix Sizzilit Leaves Die, the leaves of which I have layered underneath my Crafty Individuals Stamped Image.  I have to apologize for the grainy appearance of my photos, it wasn't until doing this post I realized how bad they are, and as I have already delivered the card to my customer I cannot take any new ones.  I am really pleased with how this turned out, its been a while since I have made this type of fancy fold card and I am happy to report my customer loved it too.

I am entering this card into the following challenges some of which I am entering for the first time:-

Stamptacular Sunday - #164 In the Garden
Card Making Mama's - #45 May Flowers
Craft Your Day's Away -#45 All Creatures Great and Small
My Craft Spot - #57 Congratulations
Hooked on Crafts - #20 Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - #99 3D Challenge
Tip Top Tuesday - #77 Dig out the Old (Papers and Sizzix Die)
Scrap It Girl - #May Flowers Challenge
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - #100 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #120 3D
Just Keep on Creating - #2 Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - #140 Build Up Your Card
Basic Grey Challenges - #68 Anything Goes

37 comments:

Linda said...

Hello Danie, this is stunning! I love the bird it is fabulous. The papers and the sentiment is also gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is stunning, I love the bird image and the fold is fabulous, the red makes it look so luxurious too, love it
Lindsay xx

Suzee Murphy said...

I Love this ! love the colour palette love the layout love the bird .... Brilliant card ! xx

Tammy said...

What's not to love about your AMAZING card! Gorgeous papers and colors and the sentiment is perfect for a wedding anniversary!

Nancy said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Such great colors and papers for this card.Great job on the tri-shutter card.

Julie Short said...

What a very special card Danie. Everything comes together so well and I am sure it will be treasured. I too loved that Basic Grey collection and use the gorgeous red ones very carefully - perhaps it qualifies for vintage now! Sadly the lovely bird stamp has also been retired.

Caroljenks said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the fold and the rich colours - gorgeous.

Thanks for digging out your stash for us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget you could win our Top Tipper prize if you share a Top Tip with us too :)

Carol x

Emkay said...

That is wonderful. It all goes together perfectly. I think I need to try that fold.

Sammylou said...

Proof that cards are their own little works of art - beautiful xXx

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! I have some very old Basic Grey (Phresh & Phunky), it's hard to use up the last bits!

Ann Marie Governale said...

Beautiful card and love the sentiment. Nice design, too. Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. xxx Ann Marie

Becky said...

What a gorgeous cared, beautiful design.

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing Danie, and I have some of those old papers somewhere too!!

GiGi said...

Beautiful card! I love the fold and wonderful color scheme. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

louise robertson said...

fantastic, love the colours you have chosen and really like the quote :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is a beautiful card, i love the sentiment & everything else of course x

Bunny said...

This is lovely thank you for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck..

Caz CYDA DT

Kate M said...

Your Tri shutter card is amazing - love it!!
Kate
x

jane stillman said...

a gorgeous card

emma goddard said...

stunning card hun, love it xx

pauline said...

Its a stunning card love the bird xxx

lindyloo said...

wow what a stunning Card
lindyloo x

Wattage said...

What a lovely Anniversary card, Lisa x

ScrappyAndrea said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
xxx, Andrea

Lozzapops said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CMM. Laura x

Davi said...

A beautiful anniversary card Wonderful dimension and lots of amazing details! So glad you shared with us at TT this week :)

Julie said...

Wow, Danielle - this is just fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges this fortnight! Juliexx

Maya said...

Beautiful card! Love the fancy fold and the bird on the front! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Gorgeous colors! Perfect for an anniversary and the design is splendid too! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and using up some of that "Older" paper teehee!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Candace said...

What a lovely, fun-shaped card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

Samantha said...

Fabulous card Great colours and LOVE that Bird! Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Nadell said...

Beautiful job. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Becky B. said...

Fantastic card...love the detail work and that little bird is so pretty! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's "May Flowers" challenge. :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Beautiful card Danie. Love these tri shutter cards--you have made the perfect anniversary card! Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's May Flower Challenge.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Great Card, thanks for joining Scrap It Girl

Jean Hardy said...

What a beautiful card - love it, Jean at Crafty Individuals

suzARTe said...

this card is just beautiful, I love the colours and all the details.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)