Thursday, May 31, 2018

50th Anniversary

PTI MIM Cascading Die Cuts provided just the inspiration I needed for a special 50th anniversary card.  I couldn't go home for Thanksgiving or Easter when I was in college.  It was too far to drive for just a week off & I didn't have money to fly.  My uncle, who I'd only met a couple times in my life, sent me a credit card to pay for gas & told me to come to their house anytime.  They also came to my graduation--a long drive with 3 kids including a baby!  I wanted a simple, elegant card, so decided to go with black, gold & cream. 
After planning out the design on scratch paper, I die cut the 3 Twig Leaf blossoms from a cream panel.  Then the leaves from Turning a New Leaf were stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz--gorgeous shimmer in real life.  The sentiment from Mat Stack 3 Collection was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black & I added some black splatters.  After attaching the stamped panel to a black mat, the blossom die cuts were inked in Golden Glitz & stacked 2 high.  I used rolled glue dots to attach the blossoms over the negative spaces & added black gems.  So satisfying when a card turns out the way you imagined.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.  
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Thought you might like to see the latest rose bouquet I brought into the house.  They're a lot of work to keep up, but I do love the flowers!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

29 comments:

  1. Now that's one very special Uncle, no wonder you wanted to make a very special card and you truly did. So elegant and classy. Stunning roses too and so worth the effort of looking after them x

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  3. what a beautiful anniversary card, greta! love the simple cascade of flowers you created!

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  4. your uncle will certainly appreciate your lovely card - the cascading die cuts are perfect for a CAS card and you aced it!!

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  5. Your card is wonderful and your uncle will love it.

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  6. Sounds like you have a great sweet uncle, Greta! Happy 50th Anniversary to him and his wife! You card is lovely with the cascading flowers! And, your roses are beautiful. Mine aren’t blooming yet, but will be soon.

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  7. What a beautiful and classy card Greta...I'm sure your uncle and aunt are going to LOVE it! And your roses are absolutely lovely!! :0)

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  8. A heartwarming back story Greta and I love your elegant card. Just beautiful for a Golden Wedding Anniversary. Beautifully photographed too on those vintage style plate. The roses are delightful - we are just about to prune ours for Winter.

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  9. I loved the elegance of your card when I saw it on Instagram but the story behind it makes it even better. You were fortunate to have their care and proximity during college. I also had an aunt within twenty miles of my dental hygiene program which was 1500 miles from home so your experience hit home. The roses are beautiful too!

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  10. So beautiful. Love the story of your kind uncle, we all have our own favorite uncle in our life, I remember the youngest brother of my mom, Uncle Mark, he would pick me up from the bus stop on his way to work every morning and drop me off at school, always thankful to him till these days!

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  11. I'm interested to read about your relationship with your uncle. Some of my nephews and nieces live far away and I only see them once or twice a year but I hope they still feel we have a relationship and memories for the future.
    I love the falling design and the cheery colour of the flowers.

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  12. Such an elegant card Greta. Love the way you offset the flowers. All in all a perfect anniversary card

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  13. So pretty, I love the colours you have picked and how the black really makes everything pop. It sounds like your Uncle and family are great people.
    Sending lots of love and hugs my lovely friend xxx

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  14. Beautiful card for a beautiful couple. I like the cascading flower design. I used to spend several weeks in the summer with my aunt and uncle. He was my dad's brother. They didn't have kids so I really got the red carpet treatment. He took me in the garden where we picked and ate tomatoes straight from the vine and she taught me how to sew. I also went to the pool everyday and learned to swim. It was a great childhood and I miss them.

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  15. A Beautiful card Greta and what a wonderful Uncle to be so generous and thoughtful.
    Faith
    x

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  16. Beautiful anniversary card! I love your twig leaf blossoms and the Delicata Golden Glitz ink is stunning.

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  17. Fabulous card Greta...love your your sweet flowers, makes a wonderful anniversary card!

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  18. Ι can smell the beautiful flowers, Greta!!!!!!!!
    Lovely CAS card with lovely colours. Kisses, my friend.

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  19. A simple, yet striking card with all that gold! Perfect for a 50th anniversary!

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  20. What a special Uncle you have! He was so sweet & kind to help you out with travels just to spend time with family! (which is always important)! The card you created is beautiful and will be loved! And your flowers are gorgeous! I love the array of colors! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  21. Black, white and gold is such an elegant combination and it looks beautiful on your card - your uncle must have loved it! The layered flowers combined with the simple greeting are an absolutely perfect design.

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  22. It's a beautiful card and I'm sure it will be appreciated too... What a kind Uncle! Love your roses Greta... I can almost smell them...

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  23. Oh Greta, this card is just BEAUTIFUL! And I loved reading the story about your uncle and what a special relationship you have. This is such a beautiful card you've created for their special celebration. I love it so, so much! And I'm sure he will too!

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  24. Such a beautiful trio of flowers - what a lovely way to commemorate the occasion! Sounds like a dear uncle!!

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  25. What a sweet sweet story and a special uncle! It seems like a million years since I've made it to your blog, sorry about that. This renovation and grandma duty are taking up all of my time. The second, of course, so well worth it!! I took a stroll back through what I've missed and as I knew they would be...all FABULOUS! Hope to get back on track with my visits soon XOXO

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  26. Beautiful anniversary card, love the colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. wonderful story, fabulous card and wow those roses are so pretty.

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  28. Your card is so beautiful and elegant, perfect for your special uncle and aunt! How kind of them to take you under their wings!

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