Hello Lovely people!
Sorry for yesterdays quick post however I am hoping todays post will make up for it!
Unusually for me there is a story to this one. The chef at the bar I work in asked why I kept getting emails on my phone. I explained about my wonderful commenters and my blog and so had to show him that days post which was Patricia's shoes. He was impressed which I take as a great compliment as I rarely tell anyone about my Blog let alone show them! Steve asked if I would make an anniversary card for his partner Carol, however it mustn't say Wedding Anniversary! I decided on the sentiment Sweet Memories as I thought this was perfect for the time they have spent together so far. Hence this card was born.
The sentiment is actually on the tag of the box as I made this to have the writing on it by making a fold over tag. There is space on the reverse of the card but the inside can't be written on.
The card base is a piece of PMD cream card folded in half and cut to 14.5cm x 14.5cm to make a square top fold. I then cut a square aperture out, by hand, 2cm in on each side and placed a piece of gold mirror board, embossed with Darice Tumbling leaves, on the back inside of the card.
The top is a cream die cut of Spellbinders Trellis die mounted over the aperture with a hand cut gold mirror card frame foam mounted above. The centre element is made using a Laser Cut from Hobbycutz which I coloured using Creative Expressions Gilding wax's (travel purchase) in Pearl Moon, Patina and autumn gold.
Finally a heart shaped laser cut coloured with the Autumn Gold creative expressions gilding wax. Sorry if this sounds over complicated!
Finally I threw a simple box together to house it and tied with a ribbon. The tag is made with the side offcut from the main card cut down to 9cm long with simple stamping using a new set from Do'crafts love letters I think.
I am happy to report that Steve loved it and me and Mr Next Door have just enjoyed his steak and ale pie, plum Crumble and fudge Brownie in return lol. Enjoy....We Did!