Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A Golden Anniversary

Hello there.  I’ve been MIA lately due to a setback with my hip/back issue and crafting had to take a back seat (pun intended 😉).  Such a huge bummer as this is my favourite card making season! 😔   I do have some cards I’ve started already and hope to finish them up like this golden anniversary card I made for my friend’s parents. 


I didn’t want to make it too frilly and feminine, so I thought the Memory Box Leafy Heart die-cut in my stash was perfect.  I just die cut it two more times from scraps of Bristol paper and stacked them for dimension.  The Impact Numbers from My Favorite Things (MFT) were then die cut from scraps of black cardstock and gold foil paper.  They were offset for a slight shadow.  


The sentiment from SugarPea Designs Everyday Sentiments was heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a Bristol paper strip.  Cocoa shimmer cardstock (looks like light gold IRL) was then dry embossed with a script embossing folder (unknown).  Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base to finish.


Easy, peasy.  Thank you for dropping by.  Happy holidays!





Challenges:
Pixie’s Snippets Playground - #393 (no full sheets of paper/cardstock needed... used paper/cardstock snippets from my stash)


19 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an elegant design for a 50 anniversary, Trina - love everything about it!! So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas with the beauty and Let's Squash It too!!

Christine Alexander said...

sorry to hear about your back Trina, I hope you're feeling better.
wonderfully elegant 50th anniversary card, love the colour of the cocoa shimmer card stock, it contrasts perfectly with the gold.
P.S. love my Christmas card :)

brenda said...

A lovely card for someones special day, many thanks for sharing and joining our 'Sparkle and Shine' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning, Trina. I am so sorry to hear you are still having back and hip trouble. That has to be so painful and hard to get around. I'm sending healing hugs to you and hope this will be sorted soon. Be safe and have a wonderful holiday.

Cindy C. said...

So elegant and gorgeous, well done!! Thanks for playing along our December challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Sarn said...

Simply beautiful x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a very elegant card, Trina! Great design and the background brings the 50th to life! Love the foliage heart!
So sorry for your back, I wish you a more healthy and peaceful Christmas!
Hugs!

Cathy said...

Such an elegant card Trina, beautiful design and the cocoa shimmer card is such an unusual colour, perfect with the gold numbers. I hope your back and hip are feeling better soon, rest up and Merry Christmas, Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Stunning Gold accents for your Golden Anniversary card, Trina. I love the die cut leaf for the heart background too. Your card will be treasured. I hope you are getting some relief from your back and hip pain...no fun, especially when you can't sit to craft. Sending healing thoughts your way. Love and Hugs... Take care..and Merry Christmas.

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Trina, and so perfect for a golden anniversary! I hope you are feeling better and can get some relief from the pain. I hope you are able to enjoy Christmas. I'll be thinking of you and sending healing prayers. XOXO

Susan said...

So sorry to hear you've had more back/hip issues. I hope it feels much better soon. Love the anniversary card - the embossed background is a beautiful setting for the heart made from the leaf sprigs and the shine of the "50" is beautiful.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, Trina! Love the dry embossed cocoa shimmer card base! The heart-shaped leaves make a wonderful backdrop for the shiny 50.
I'm so sorry to hear that you're still suffering from your hip/back issue... I hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas! :-)
Hideko xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tremendously elegant anniversary greeting. The scripty font embossing folder works superbly here.

I am wholeheartedly sorry about your health challenges, Trina. May the coming year be substantially kinder to you on that hugely important front.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dotty Jo said...

So sorry to hear you have back and hip problems - I am having difficulties with my back d so can sympathise big time. Your card is stunning and I love how you've gone for simple and stylish. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

Arlene said...

Gorgeous - the effect of the foil on top of black cardstock is amazing. Beautiful, elegant card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our December "Anything Goes" challenge.

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous 5oth anniversary design Trina! love that leafy heart with the 50 tucked under the layered sentiment - the embossed background adds even more texture to this beautiful card! I have back issues as well so I understand you just have to lay low sometimes - I hope you are feeling better after some rest! xx

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and dimensional card. The heart die cut looks so pretty and the pop of gold is so classy x. The dry embossed background finishes off your card to perfection x.
I hope you are on the mend and feeling so much better Trina? Hip/back issues can be so debilitating x. Sending tons of hugs your way x.

Di said...

As always Trina, a really beautiful card made so perfectly! I so love the heart die - along with the touches of gold.

Hugs

Di xx