Monday 13 May 2013

Golden Wedding Cake

It was an Auntie and Uncle's Golden Wedding Anniversary last week and I took the opportunity to make a wedding cake card for them.  I was their flower girl fifty years ago but unfortunately can't remember anything of the day. 

The layout for their card is the same as the wedding card I made recently but using a colour theme of gold and lemon.  The link above details the materials and dies used to make the card.  As well as the lemon giving the card a fresh spring feel it also ties in with Esther's middle name which is Primrose.  This came from Nurse Primrose who attended her birth.

The patterned backing papers were from the Pink Petticoat download Little Swirls and were printed off in the Goldrod colourway in both positive and negative.  This made a nice contrast between the panels.  The backing paper behind the cake topper was printed from the Joanna Sheen CD Secret Garden and is one of the canvas backing papers.

A Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder was used to emboss the cake layers this time as it was a good match to the patterned papers.

Peel off letters and numbers were attached to the Memory Box Precious Hearts die cuts and Spellbinders heart nestabilities die cuts at the top of the cake to personalise the card for Esther and Barry.

These pictures show how well the patterned papers contrasted.  The messages inside the card were created on the computer and framed using Spellbinders nestabilities plain and scalloped hearts and grand nestabilities circle dies.

Esther and Barry had a day at home with friends and family visiting throughout the day with cards and gifts.  Not many people knew it was their special celebration so I would imagine there will be a lot more cards arrive once the word is out.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 110 - Flower Power
My Time to Craft Challenge 221 - Show Us The Inside
Our Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Katz Challenge 182 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge 111 - Love is in the Air
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 126 - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC78 - Dry Embossing
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Celebrations
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Great Impressions May Challenge - Celebrations 
Card Mania Challenge 20 - Flowers
Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge - Hand Made Bow
Crafty Boots Challenge - Celebrations
Cupcake Craft Challenge 242 - Lots of Layers
Love to Create Challenge 65 - Many Pretty Flowers


  1. What a delightful card to celebrate such a special landmark anniversary Liz.

    B x

  2. Fabulous wedding card Liz. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. Liz what a stunning Wedding card, I love it. Great attention to detail as always and beautiful finishing touches.
    Crafty hugs,

  4. Beautiful detail Liz on this Golden Anniversary card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. Hope you can come back again real soon and good luck in the draw! Hugs Susan x

  5. This is simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  6. Oh My Liz,
    this card is beautiful, what a stunner. Thank You for joining us over at My Sheri Crafts this week.


  7. Sooo pretty! I love the layered cake and details. I found you at Make It Monday.

  8. Liz this is stunning and makes me smile, love the design. Saw you over on mim. Joey xx

  9. I think your wedding cake card is really beautiful, love the flowers and ivy. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  10. Beautiful card and love your attention to detail, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  11. Beautiful creation, its amazing. Love the hanging hearts put together they look fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. My goodness, this is such a divine and elegant wedding anniversary card, I love everything about it and have been staring at it for the last 5 minutes, it's absolutely beautiful, I bet your auntie & uncle adored it. Thanks for joining in at Paper Crafting Journey this challenge, good luck in the draw, XOX Lucy

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card.

  14. wow so stunning liz.really gorgeous colours and details and your cake looks beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Beautifully decorated Golden Wedding card, love the embossed cake and the pretty embellies. Thanks for entering the challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  16. A really pretty card, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  17. Beautiful!!!
    Thank you so much for showing us your inside at MTTC!!!

  18. Stunning card, it really is a work of art. Fantastic papers and lovely design.

    Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  19. What bride wouldn't't love to receive this elegant card! Bows on the layers is a great touch. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for May!

  20. This is beautiful. I saw it on MIM.

  21. An absolute stunner! Gorgeously created, in every tiny detail...thanks so much for sharing at Perfect Sentiments....good luck in the draw!

  22. Beautiful creative card!

    Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

  23. So gorgeous. Love your use of your embossing folders. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck!

  24. Just love your anniversary card, very special, saw it on MIM!

  25. Oh my goodness! This is a wedding card to cherish and that cake looks good enough to eat - beautiful! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps!


  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  27. Gorgeous card! Love how elegant it looks with your embossed cake! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  28. WOW! So amazingly detailed! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  29. Such elegant, pretty colours, and the flowers on the cake look lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  30. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  31. Your aunt and uncle will certainly love this beautiful card !
    I can tell that it was made with love ...