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Fifty Amazing Years

My husband and I celebrate 50 years of marriage this coming Thursday. I love him more today than I ever thought possible all those years ago. He is an amazing man and I am blessed to have him as my eternal companion.

I wanted to create a masculine anniversary card and new I wanted to incorporate some gold mirror cardstock. I went through my stash and found some great paper that had gold mirror accents. A rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle die. A small border of gold cardstock was added as a mat. When I do this I always cut the center of the gold cardstock out to used on a later project. A gold mirror heart was cut using a stitched heart die. It was cut again from black fun foam and the to were adhered together with liquid glue. The numbers "50" were cut from black cardstock and again from black fun foam, they too were adhered together with liquid glue.

Usually when I want to have a black cardbase I cut a quarter sheet of black and adhere it to a cardbase. This just makes it easier to add a greeting on the inside. The black quarter sheet and the patterned paper rectangle were adhered together with dotliner adhesive and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with the same adhesive.

The gold mirror heart was placed in the top center of the patterned panel with liquid glue. The numbers were adhered in place with liquid glue and a few stamping block were placed on top to help keep them in place while the glue dried.

I couldn't find a stamp that had the words I wanted to use for a secondary greeting, so I made a text box in Microsoft Word. I wanted it to be shiny so I ran a mini ink cube of VersaMark Ink over the sentiment and heat embossed it clear. The sentiment was cut out with a sentiment label die. Black fun foam was added to the back and it was adhered underneath the numbers.

As a finishing touch, Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the numbers. I love the way it turned out.


· Mama Elephant Number It Dies

· Whitelotous Stitched Hearts Die

· Microsoft Word Text Box

· VersaMark Ink

· Ranger Glossy Accents

· Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder

· The Paper Studio So Glam Metallic & Foil Papepr Pad

· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

· Black Fun Foam

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