Monday, 2 June 2014

30th Wedding Anniversary Card - HOC June Blog Hop & Anything Goes Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of the term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!! :)   There is also a DT call going on too!  You should have arrived here from MYNN - who has shared not one but three beautiful cards! If you haven't, please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the body of the hop post!

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For my card I chose to be inspired by the black and white numbered jars, the metal basket and the flowers.  I've made a Classic and Elegant style 30th Wedding Anniversary card using a simple combo of black, white and silver - I used shiny silver mirri CS and shiny silver ribbon for a touch of glamour.  A pearl anniversary is celebrated at 30 years so I've included pearl CS and pearls in my design.

The card base is 5 3/4" square and was made from Centura Pearl white with a hint of silver CS.  I printed the beautiful Stitchy Bear 'Lovey Dovey Silhouette' digi image onto white CS, adhered 3 strips of narrow silver ribbon to the top of the panel and layered onto black and white pearl CS mats.  I punched the corners of the white pearl CS mat layer so that I could add pearls onto the black mat.  I stamped, punched and popped up the numbers.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and popped that up also.  I die cut some white flowers and edged the petals with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I shaped the flower layers, glued the flower to the card and added a pearl to the centre.  I added 2 small punched silver hearts and sprinkled more pearls on the panel to complete the card front.  


Here's the inside and the envelope.  I stamped the decorative heart onto white CS using Smoky Slate ink and I stamped the sentiment over the top in black ink.  I layered onto a black mat and added 2 silver punched hearts.  For the envelope flap I used a circle Nestie die to cut out a portion of the Lovey Dovey Silhouette image and matted onto a larger black circle. 



Very sadly, this will be my last post for House of Cards as I'm now stepping down.  I've enjoyed the HOC experience so much and I'm so happy to have been a part of it!  If you'd like to design for HOC  now's the time to apply as there is a DT call going along with the Blog Hop!

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is CORNELIA!  Wow, what a stunning and stylish CAS creation she has shared!  If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post--and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!


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35 comments:

Rocky said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant too. I shall miss you teamie!

sweet art designs said...

Love everything...front, inside, and envelope
-Myrna

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. Love the birds.

Katy said...

So pretty and elegant! :)

Emily said...

Beautiful Ruth...sorry to see you go! Best of luck to you and keep crafting!-DT sister

Donna Nuce said...

Ruth -- beautiful card! Love all the silver bling on it! So sorry to see you leave HOC. Good luck in your future endeavors!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Ruth, I LOVE that silhouette image! Fabulous inside and envelope too! So sorry to see you go, best wishes to you!
Hugs, Tamy

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Ruth
Fabulous card. Sorry to be losing a teamie, but best wishes to you.
Ang x

Charlene said...

So elegant and beautiful!

Mynn xx said...

A HUGE GIGANTIC I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU AND THANK YOU, dear friend! I will miss your amazing artwork at HOC! This card is absolutely stunning and I LOVE the beautiful use of the digi image. I'm so happy to be hopping with you one last time! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

Ang said...

Hi Ruth,
lovely card. love the little pop of color with the flower.
Ang HOC DT

Cornelia W said...

Lovely anniversary card, Ruth! Very elegant and that envelope - I never find time to do that...

Nancy Seed said...

Love both cards and great job at accenting the envelop as well.

Rahmat Gouse said...

Love the monochromatic effect on your card and the envelope is just gorgeous!

Judy V said...

Oh Ruth! What a gorgeous card! Love everything about it! You will be missed on the team!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful, love the pretty little flower!

Jackie Durrant said...

Liking the stamp you have used to make this super anniversary card

Daen'Ys said...

Hello Ruth
this is a very elegant card. The little touch of yellow awakes the black and white and gives something more to the card! And as always, inside and envelope are as beautiful as the card!
Your beautiful creations will be missed ...
Thanks for your nice comment and maybe I will see you at 52CCT
Rosi x

Pat Couder said...

Two lovely monochrome cards with splashes of colour....the yellow flower and silver heart x

Anita said...

Beautiful cards Ruth. Hate to see you go. Keep in touch. Hugs.

Gracie CH said...

Lovely projects! What a wonderful hop, Great sponsors and perfect challenge. Thanks for a chance to win!

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Vannessa said...

Such a gorgeous card Ruth - so elegant and beautiful. So sorry you're leaving us but I will always love seeing your creations!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Sara Barker said...

Very sophisticated card!

Kylie said...

Stunning and elegant! Love the addition of the pearl to symbolise the anniversary xx

Angi MakingMayhem said...

What a lovely set, Ruth! Love what you did with that image.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Very elegant - love your designs!

maria f. said...

Very beautiful cards. Wonderfully inspired by the photo.

cohenna said...

Beautigul and very elegant card :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Love black & white cards

Taunya Butler said...

My favorite is the With Love heart -gorgeous and simply beautiful!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Ruth...I love how you have stamped the inside of the card and made a matching envelope...is see this sometimes , always intend to include this on special cards and then don't remember...I'm making a special note. Gorgeous card Cheers

Melin said...

What a beautiful card. Looks so elegant. I love that you showed us the whole set including your matching envelope! So glad to have found you through house of cards!
-Melin
My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

Monika Reeck said...

the outside is elegant and the inside is more elegant I love both side of your card and the envelope too..all are adorable..you made a Wonderfull Anniversary card..love this...

Heather Thompson said...

very elegant, love the cards. fun!

Merethe Arstein said...

This is a great Blog Hop Challenge. TY :)