Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Elegant anniversary

Anniversary cards always feel a bit tricky to me - you feel you need to get the masculine/feminine balance right somehow when you're sending to a couple! I went for creating my own "designer paper" here by doing some repeat stamping in a tone on tone kind of way with a big, ornate roundel stamp. The ivory and dark red were the couple's wedding colours.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
So Happy (Rummage bin line)
Ornamental Beauty (Rummage bin line)
The word "happy" from Birthday Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Simply linen natural
Dark red (unknown maker)

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Flower by Prima Marketing
Flat back pearl
Sewing machine and thread


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Beautiful Joanne - love the colours and the simplicity - and the whole thing is just perfect...x

Andrea said...

I think you got the balance just right and well done on the papers, just perfect x

craftytrog said...

It's stunning! Love the stitching! x

Karen said...

Oh its that gorgeous colour combo again! This is beautiful and you have the male/female balance perfectly XXX

JeanFB said...

Beautiful, elegant card Joanne! Ornamental Beauty has been a favorite of mine, I need to dig it out and use it more. :)

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, it's such a classy card xx

sam21ski said...

Very stylish - love the stitching xxx

Paula said...

definately a card I'd love to see in real life, the photo isnt showing up your backgrounds and I bet theyre fab.

joanne wardle said...

really beautiful

Katie Skiff said...

beyond beautiful!! Great job

HappyCrafter said...

Stunning! Love the classy simplicity, I'm sure it will be loved.

Silvergirl said...

Simply stunning, Joanne! It's a sentiment that I have in my stash and haven't really used much. Now, with your inspiration, I'm likely to grab it!

Hugs to you,
lise

Netty said...

It is so beautiful, love it.
Annette x

Janice said...

Beautiful card Joanne. Love the tone on tone.

Di said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card Joanne xx