Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SURPRISE! An Anniversary Party!

Well, now that the Surprise Party is over, I can show you the card I made for my daughter and her husband.
 
We had a terrific time and it turned out great. Good friends, good food, great times!
 
 
Since this was 25 years ago, her colors were Peach. Which she came to hate very quickly.
 
So, my dear granddaughter specifically wanted to use that color.....as a tease.
 
Do you know how hard it is to find PEACH anything????? I guess lots of people have found they're no longer fond of it.
 
 
This is the front of the card....it's just silver numbers that were die cut and embossed. They picked up the peach color from something else.....eh.
 
I used the Tim Holtz "Vintage Noel" die to get the "25" for the front and the Distressed Doily with crinoline. The Poppy paper is die cut using the Styled Labels die.

 
I used black cardstock because with Silver, most other colors make you lose the Silver.
 
It's just me.

 
This is the open card. Love Karen Burniston's Dies for this. She makes it so easy to create a really fun card.
  
 
 
Some silver stickers, and edge dies make the card Shine!
 
And the poppy paper from Graphic 45 was the perfect color....matched those fabulous (cough) dresses the girls had to wear!
 
 
And here they are with us having lunch at Arthur's BEFORE the Surprise Party!
 
Happy Anniversary guys, I LOVE you both!
 
Linda
 
Products Used From Inspiration Emporium:
 
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Vintage Lace
Sizzix - Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Damask & Regal Flourishes Set
Inkssentials™ - Surfaces Metal Foil Tape Sheets - 6 x 12"
Sizzix - Bigz Die - Vintage Noel
Sizzix - Bigz Die - Styled Labels
Sizzix - On the Edge Die - Distressed Doily
Sizzix - Pop 'n Cuts XL Die Set - Card, Horizontal A2 w/Circle Label, 3-D (Pop-Up)
Tim Holtz - Vagabond Machine

7 comments:

Karen B said...

Fabulous, Linda! Funny about the peach color. It will probably be all the rage next year!

Helen said...

It sounds a great party... what a hoot about the peach - but you are right, it has gone so out of fashion - my beloved,much missed sister used to make bridesmaids dresses for friends in the 80's and so many were peach - what were they thinking!! Though if you had the right colouring, it could look gorgeous... "if" !

Ann said...

fabulous card!!!

Vic said...

Fun card! (Ripe Persimmon mixed with Picket Fence = the new "peach")

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful card for a super special occasion! You can't be old enough, surely! Love the pop up!

Lori said...

What a gorgeous card!
That is TOO funny about the peach, that was the color I chose for my wedding, about the same time! LOL...it was the rage back then!!

MaRyKaY said...

what a happy looking couple.
that card is beautiful. I bet they loved it.