I lost my Mum in 2009 and so don't get to make an anniversary card for both of them any more so I decided that I would again do a scrapbook page of photographs from their wedding and their golden wedding.
I used a plain linen card as the base and chose papers from Yesterday's memories the flowers in the golden vases and from the Sean Jenkins collection the swirl patterned paper, you can buy both these CDs here.
When Mum passed away Dad gave me an old box full of photos including their original wedding album and my favourite picture from that is one of them cutting the cake because it just shows how much in love they were and why they were married for fifty eight years at the time of Mum's passing, I used that as the main focus of the first page and printed off two smaller images also of them cutting the cake. I wanted to try hidden Journalling for this project so used a deep cream card stock which I embossed and then added black pearls to, As a child my Mum showed me a piece of icing she had saved from her wedding cake I can remember with perfect clarity that it was cream rather than white and had a lovely lattice design piped into it and black pearls studding the edges - quite trendsetting for 1951 when it was made. I don't know what happened to that piece of icing but I can still see it so clearly, which is why I spent hours colouring white pearls with a black marker pen for this project. I stuck the embossed panel down on three sides and was then able to slot the journalling card inside with a tassel to remove it to be read.
I wanted a golden theme as it is after all about their golden wedding anniversary but I also happen to know my Mum carried gold coloured roses on her wedding day so it fitted wonderfully especially as the bouquet is on the table in front of their Wedding cake in this picture. I used a real mix of flowers some were made from heavy weight papers that had been spritzed with twinkling H2O in gold, some from white card that were coloured using various shaded of Golden Brown from the Spectrum Noir range, I also used the same pens to colour some organza flowers in my stash, and added some metal flowers which I got from a wonderful beading site. I added black rhinestone swirls from Ooh La La and these can be bought here.
For the title of the page I cut letters from gold card stock and stuck it on black card before giving it a spritz with the twinkling H2Os. I added two pictures of Mum and Dad cutting their Golden Wedding cake and they look just as much in love as they did fifty years earlier. I made a frame from Martha Stewart paper clay which I coloured using gilding wax and I used this to frame the date. More flowers and swirls of rhinestones were added to finish off.
It was a wonderful night and Mum and Dad loved it surrounded by family and friends.