I challenged myself to make an “eclipse” 75th wedding anniversary card for a lovely couple who lives here in my mountain village. They’ve actually lived here since the 1950s. We are newbies, not purchasing our cabin until 1987 and becoming full time residents in 2003. We’re in a national forest, obviously surrounded by trees.
This surrounding forest is one of the main reasons the Lovely as a Tree stamp set has been one of my favorites since it was released in 2001. I think it’s the oldest set in Stampin’ Up!’s catalog.
I’ve been watching the new trend in ‘eclipse’ cards and told myself that I would make my first one for Alvena and Maury. And I did!
Did you know:
- There are 47,000,000 couples in the United States.
- There are 1,000 couples who reach their 75th wedding anniversary.
- Alvena and Maury are one in a thousand in more ways than one!
I used these supplies to create their 75th wedding anniversary card:
- Using scrap (computer) paper cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and the Layering Ovals Framelits, cut out an oval shape. I used the second to largest oval. This will be your mask.
- Place the mask over the Wood Textures Designer Paper layer, also cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and gently sponge* inside oval using Always Artichoke ink.
- *I cut my sponges into quarters and then use the rounded edge to pick up ink from the stamp pad and pounce it onto my cardstock.
- Leave mask in place, ink up the single tree image and stamp it once on your grid paper and then toward the left side of the oval. Ink up again, stamp off again and stamp the tree again, this time a bit lower and slightly overlapping the first tree.
- Remove the mask, re-ink the tree image and stamp a third tree on the right side of the oval as shown in photo.
- Using the Big Shot, position the numbers 7 and 5 over the oval and cut out.
- Using the Big Shot and the 7 and 5, cut out two more images from Always Artichoke card stock.
- Stack the three 7s and the three 5s, attaching them to each other with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. You’ll be able to slide them around a bit to get them nicely stacked on top of each other.
- Attach the Wood Textured layer to the Always Artichoke card front.
- Place Foam Adhesive Strips onto the bottom of each number stack and attach them to the card front over the spaces left vacant by the die cutting.
- Using Soft Suede ink, stamp ‘HAPPY ANNIVERSARY’ and ‘TH’ to the card front as shown in photo.
- Attach the second piece of the Wood Textured paper, 5-1/4″ x 4″, to the inside of the card and stamp two trees using Always Artichoke ink.
- The remaining inside space is for your personal greeting.
I chose to place two tall strong trees inside to symbolize Alvena and Maury who are definitely two strong, wonderful characters.
All of the supplies used in today’s card can be purchased in my online store by either clicking here or on any of the supply images above. I hope you try an eclipse card since it’s really not difficult. Remember, it can be any type of card, not just a 75th anniversary card.