Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pearl anniversary card

I was commissioned to make a Pearl Anniversary card. I've used the sketch for Sketch challenge blog 2:


I used various pearlised papers that unfortunately don't show up very well here - difficult to get a photo because of the sheen. The fancy edged circle was cut with a nestie and matted on to gold. The punched strip is a Martha Steward punch and the flowers are MS too - I thought the card needed a bit of colour despite trying to stick to the 'pearl' theme, which is also why I chose to include gold. The sentiment was generated on the computer with codes for gold printing - better IRL. I've had the sprays of pearls for ages, so they came in handy. The gold glittered strips are by Paper Cellar.


I'm linking for these challenges:

Pile it on 16: pop it up - the flowers are popped up
Sentimental Sundays 98: frame it
Do you stack up 67: glitter/bling
St Luke's April: bling
Totally Gorjuss 127: bling
Bizzy Becs April: add some texture
Sugar creek hollow 7: die cuts or punches - I've used both
It's all about the vintage and beauty 17: circles
The poodles parlour: going round in circles
ABC: N for neutral
Stampin sisters in Christ 135: use something transparent - the anniversary strip is vellum
Paper pretties Monday challenge: use lots of layers (3 or more)
The pink elephant 143: flowers
Crafty creations 165: flower power
2 sisters 87: flowers
Lily pad: flower challenge
Card and scrap 30: use flowers
Paperminutes 212: spring flowers
Cute card Thursday 212: spring flowers
Deep ocean 23: song inspiration - I keep on loving you
Use it Tuesday 29: anything goes (using up papers I've had for quite some time)
Scrapbook sisters card challenge 79: anything goes
Anything goes 64: anything goes
Prairie fairy Fridays 76: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 85
Inspire me Fridays 54
52 card pickup 15

I'm also showing this for the May Guest Designer call on Craft your passion

31 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Hazel!! Love your incorporation of pearls--perfect for a 30th! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenges today *Ü*
    Blessings,
    kris

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  2. Awww what a lovely card Hazel, your spray pearls are just perfect and the gold looks great with it!

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  3. Hi Hazel! VERY pretty card. No doubt it will be treasured. At the risk of sounding like a broken record...(LOL, I want to invite you to link up at:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    Your work would be such a wonderful addition to our challenges. Hope to see you soon.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. A lovely card Hazel, and the sketch followed so well.
    Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries.
    Lu xx

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  5. thanks for showing your beautiful card for paperminutes
    hugs
    mamapia

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  6. Pretty card, love the gerbera style flowers!

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  7. I'm sure your customer loved it Hazel

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  8. What a stunning anniversary card--so very pretty! Glad you joined us at UIT this week!

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  9. Hazel, this is beautiful! Love the embossing and the pretty whote/golden color palette. Yor flowers are amazing, too. But unfortunately, our challenge this week at 2 Sisters is to have at least one flower in the image. TFS
    Hugs
    - Maria and Simeon

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  10. Gorgeous card Hazel..thank you for your continued support over at St Luke's

    Anne

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  11. Super lovely!
    As soon as you said that about the papers
    not photographing well, I was like...oh man!
    I hate that! Ugh!
    But either way, this DID photograph very
    well and shows what a lovely project!
    Well done and thanks for linking up to ABC!

    ~Leah

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  12. hi hazel
    what a gorgeous card ,i am sure the couple will treasure it,love all the pearl details and your embellies are fab
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

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  13. Gorgeous.Thanks for joining us for Bizzy Bec's April Challenge.
    hugs
    Sue

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  14. stunning card Hazel.
    Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
    Hugs
    Doreen

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  15. Very lovely card :)
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

    Hugs,
    Katjuska

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  16. such a lovely card as usual, Hazel! Loving the die cuts!

    Thank you for joining us this week at SCH! We loved having you!

    Holly SCH DT

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  17. Another beauty Hazel! thanks for sharing with Scrapbook Sisters challenge this week. Hope to see you again next time,Julie B.x

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  18. Oh, love your card. Such a different idea, great inspiration. I saw your card on MIM, but I wanted to stop by to say I think your card is Awesome.

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  19. What an elegant card!

    Thanks for playing with us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

    Hugs
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  20. This is gorgeous Hazel - I love the pearls and the shimmer! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  21. Beautiful, elegant card Hazel.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  22. Beautiful! I love those pearlized papers. They don't photograph well, but in person they are awesome.

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  23. wonderful,awesome colours too..
    thanks for joining in on the A and Tsletch challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

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  24. Stunning silhouettes in gold.

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  25. Fabulous card..love the strings of pearls :0)
    Thanks for your continued support at St Luke's :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. Lovely colour combo and wonderful scetch. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

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  27. Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

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  28. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at A&T Sketch Challenge
    Hugs
    Melissa

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  29. great anniversary card Hazel - love the pearl sprays you've used.
    Thanks for playing along at St Luke's again.

    Tara

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  30. This is gorgeous Hazel, love the shine on your card. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Fairies sketch challenge this week xx

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  31. Such a beautiful card Hazel, lovely attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.
    Hugs
    Clare
    xx

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