Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Trials and Tribulations of a Golden Wedding Card!

Last week my OH rang me from work to ask me to make a Golden Wedding card for a former colleague to give her parents. After some thinking time I decided what to do and produced a card and matching box. When I showed him he seemed less than impressed and kept on about putting a butterfly on it! I was due to mail it Monday morning and against my better judgement, just before boxing it up, I decided to see what a butterfly would look like on it. Not nice, much too big. So then I decided to add two more roses (the original only had one). Squeezed the bottle of glue and nothing hppened as the nozzle was blocked, cleared it - or so I thought- gave another squeeze and the nozzle flew off dispensing Cosmic Shimmer glue everywhere! Fortunately most of it went down me and only a small amount on the edge of the card. Hastily wiped it off before changing trousers. Put them in the wasbasin with some water while I checked the card was OK. Went back to them a few minutes later to find they were sticking to themselves! A very hurried trip downstairs to the washing machine. Thankfully when they came out it had all washed off!! Back to the card. I don't think anyone would have noticed where the glue had been but I could see it. What to do-  should I start again?  No chance I quickly cut two more borders in cream and added them down the side.
Here is a close up of the roses

and the embossed detail

I used Spellbinders Vintage Lace motifs and accents, Creative Expressions floral embossing folder, Stampin' Up! framelits die for the centre which I stamped and heat embossed in gold with their Memorable Moments stamp set. The inside of the card was created in Craft Artist and mounted onto the gold shimmer card as well but I forgot to take a photo of that. 

The box lid was also made from the gold shimmer card, the initials were made in Craft Artist.

I had an email yesterday to say she loved it - thank goodness for that. She also said it was perfumed which it took me a while to work out, then realised it must have been the lemony smell from the Grime Boss I had used to wipe the glue away with!

Hope I haven't sent you all to sleep with this long  post!


  1. Now that's a lesson in creativity! Great result and no one ever has to know (hee hee).

  2. This is gorgeously elegant, Sue! Love those lacy accents and just the right amount of gold!


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