Well here it is, May, already! And this month I'll be celebrating a very special occasion--my parents' 65th wedding anniversary. Can you imagine? 65 years!
My dad is quite excited to throw a party. Now know that my folks are 3000 miles away from their 3 kids (we live in California, they live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts), so planning a party is not quite a cake walk, but we're managing; phone calls and e-mails is somehow doing the trick so far.
My dad asked me to create some invitations; I thought it would be lovely to share a photo of their wedding day. So here is what I made:
Coming out of the (decorated!) envelope, is this card with a belly-band. I stamped the numbers from Number of Years with Basic Black ink, cut them out with the Large Numbers Framelits dies, and isolated just one word from a phrase (years) and cut it with the banner from the framelits set. They are adhered to a Gold Foil oval, embossed with a (sneak peek!) new embossing folder.
The belly band is a strip of Basic Black (12" x 1-1/2"), and I embossed each end. Then I touched up the embossing with Gold Wink of Stella:
Can you see the glimmer?
Slide off the belly band to see the card:
The inside is simple; my dad wrote the words for his invitation, and I merely printed them directly onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
I made 15 of these (and please note that I don't DO multiples!), but I was very happy with the end result:
Looking forward to my trip east to celebrate this special day!
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