Makes it sound quite grand really, but all it means is I have 2 wedding anniversary cards to sort out, one for my sis in law and one for my baby bro both of whom got married in october but a couple of days apart by date and a couple of years in time. Quite funny really as at my own wedding my brother and hubby's sister started dating, oh how thankful I am that it never came to anything and I mean that in a nice way as both my sis in law and brother can be shall we say hard work at times and I don't think it would have lasted, and they both found their perfect partners later on. Funny how life turns out really.
Well I already had one anniversary card made and have previously posted , so thought I'd have a play and make the other, not yet decided which I shall send to which couple yet, but I've got a couple of weeks to decide.
I used my new loving couple magnolia stamp, which I bought with my step brother in mind as he and his girlfriend are planning their wedding on some warm sunny island next year, once their 2 children are a little older and can be looked after by grandma or my step- bro's older daughters. Long way off I know but it sounded a reasonable excuse to get the stamp to me, forward planning and all.
I decided I would use autumy colours as both brides had autumny themes with one having gold and cream bridesmaid dresses and deep red flowers the other burgundy dresses and pink flowers. I also noticed there are quite a few autumnal challenges around so thought I'd try and combine the two.
The papers are mostly scraps and from a scrapbook pack from costco, the scalloped thingy is a coaster I got from sainsbury's 99p for I think 100 which I coloured with dye ink and a bit of glitter glue. The paper edges I tried to distress not very good at this bit as I feel guilty doing it really daft I know.
The flowers I really enjoyed making as I've not done any ribbon embroidery for ages , and I love how easy they are to do and how effective they are. Have to say I'm quite impressed that it worked on paper. The leaves are just punched with a heart punch,creased and glued in place and finished with a peeloff sentiment.