Thursday, May 28, 2009

50 Years and Counting

Yesterday's 365 Cards challenge was to create an anniversary card. It just so happened that I needed one of those...for a local pastor who's celebrating his golden anniversary in the priesthood.

At first I had NO clue what to make. Not only do I have zero gold supplies in my stash (I'm a silver girl), but I had to create a masculine card...for a man I don't know well...who's also a priest...you get the idea.

I decided to use Summer Sun cardstock in place of gold, and I happened to have these coordinating Thickers in my stash. I choose brown as a coordinating color, since Father Ric is a Franciscan (and they traditionally wear brown robes).

Since this card will be signed by the teachers at my school, I made it larger than usual (5 3/4" square) to accomodate all the signatures.

I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?

Stamps: Congrats (SU)
Paper: Summer Sun, PTI white
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug Houndstooth, circle punch, Thickers Daiquiri, ribbon (SU), pearls (Kaisercraft)

38 comments:

Danni said...

Really nice card! I really like how you did the cutout with the 50 and the pearls!

Jackie said...

Too cute Ann! I like the colors you used & the layout...great job!!!

Rebecca said...

I think you totally nailed it! I hate those cards that all I can think about are obstacles. But this turned out fabulous! It's a great guy card!!! And I love that it could be turned girly, too.

Susan Raihala said...

OMG, I love this! I just used summer sun on a mostly white card, too and loved the effect. Gonna have to try that half-circle thing...very, very cool!

~amy~ said...

Ann...I love it!!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

This is an awesome anniversary card! I'm sure the pastor is going to LOVE it!

AUsome mom said...

I think it's fabulous! I too love the cutout with the 50 inside. Did you do this with a circle punch? Great, great idea!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow, love this!!!! Hugs Cindy xxoo

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh, this is such a simple yet sophisticated and elegant card! Great colors too! Love this Ann!

(-: Heidi

Martha said...

so cute, great card.

Beth said...

Great card...now I know what to do with SU Billboard Sizzix!

xiumaiyuki said...

Simple but sophisticated!!! Perfect for the pastor. :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I LOVE this idea. The color and embossing are terrific and the way you cut a half circle to hold the numbers and embellished it is fab. I will definitely keep this in mind when I need a similar type of card.

Lynn said...

What an awesome design!!! I absolutely love it!!!

I've never inked up this stamp set but now I have a reason to give it a try! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Dianne said...

It's just beautiful! Sometimes I think the simpler the cards are...the more wonderful they are!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I LOVE it. The clean crisp style is PERFECT. This is right up my alley and I just love the half circle!

Michelle said...

Great job! I love that layout!! TFS!

Stampin'GHmom said...

I think you did a fantastic job! It's a perfect masculine card. I love the way the 50 dips into the half circle.

Karen Lee said...

What a perfect anniversary card!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Wow, I just love how you did the 1/2 circle with the "50" in it! Brilliant!

cadnileb said...

Very cute! :) Love the fun circle you put the 50 in!

Stamp and Smile said...

SO perfect! I like how you made the best of what you had to work with... the 1/2 circle cut out and pearls make such a focal point on the card!! YOU ROCK ANN... Smiles! Michelle :)

Angie Tieman said...

Wow, this turned out fabulously well! Guess you are a gold girl after all! That half-circle punch that's holding the 50 is soooo cool, truly inspired!

Tracy said...

Wow! This is perfect for your priest! He will love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh GREAT card! I love how you cut out the circle around the number 50 and blinged it up! Beautifully done. :)

Kristen Hermanny said...

I think it is great! I am a silver girl too, so I hear you about gold.
I love how you put the gems around your circle cut out!

Have a great weekend!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann this is outstanding. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love what you did with your sketch and colors.

Laurel said...

It is perfect!

kristie sessions said...

this turned out seriously great! Especially with all those stipulations on it (a masculine priest card!) great great job!

Becky Carafa said...

Well, I think you did a great job considering all the "parameters", it's fantastic!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great idea, great design, turned out so well!

Deanna said...

Love it, you rocked it!

virginia said...

Clean and simple!

Cookie said...

Love this! The half circle and the pearls are so cool! Wow 50 years being a Pastor! Thats awesome what a wonderful thing to celebrate! Great card!

Lisa Graves said...

Perfect!!!

Kathi said...

Great card. Awesome design. Yep. It's perfect (just like Lisa said.)

Kristin said...

I think it's great Ann, how thoughtful of you to consider every detail like that! A perfect masculine card for the occasion.

Elizabeth said...

Love the cut out for the 50 and the pearls!