Tuesday 22 April 2014

Silver Wedding Anniversary Card

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

So sad that the weekend is over ... but what a lovely weekend it has been. Not only did we have fabulous weather - yes, Hettie, it's been so warm I can well believe that it was the best recorded in the UK - but we've not been around much. Instead we took a trip to Wigtonshire to visit the book town and find a few choice plants at the nursery there. We also caught up with our grandson before he returned to Shetland where he now works. And today we are off to visit my daughter, Juli, and her husband, Graeme, because it is there Silver Wedding Anniversary.
I made the topper for this card using a brilliant app just recently discovered ... Tagxedo. Tagxedo turns words, whatever you choose, famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, etc., into a 'word cloud'. It's a lot of fun and I have to admit I spent way too much time playing around with words, colours and shapes before I decided on the one that was perfect for this card.
This close up shows just how personal the cloud is ... it even includes their names.

Because it's possible to save the cloud in JPG format it's easy enough to alter the size the image, which is what I did to create the insert.
And also create a tiny topper for the back of the card too.

Materials used: 
  • base - smooth grey cardstock from Papermill Direct
  • Matting & Layering - matt silver cardstock from Create & Craft, silver & white embossed cardstock from Kanban
  • Punch - Martha Stewart arched edge
  • Ribbons - 1" white silver ribbon from stash, 1cm white satin from Meiflower
  • Topper - created on Tagxedo, printed on Crafter's Companion printable light card and edged with Pebeo silver gilding wax
  • Greeting - silver peel-off from Craft Creations
  • Insert - the image printed on the white copy paper
  • Back - image printed on to white card and matted on to the silver matt cardstock
Right, I'd better be off ... time for a quick lunch before getting off to see the happy couple :)

Happy crafting, 


Krisha said...

Beautiful card.
I checked out the web site, oh my, this is going to be a fun thing to play with.
Thanks for sharing it.

Sandra H said...

Your right Elizabeth the weather was lovely in some parts we had a fab day yesterday and was warm enough to eat outside truly lovely day and your card is beautiful they will just love it too! take care x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, very elegant :o)
Jackie xx