2011/05/23

4th wedding anniversary card

Yesterday my husband and I were celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. Each anniversary usually has a name, this one is not very popular, but turned out to have three names: linen/flax, wax and silk.
Recently I've been interested in the idea of making a card according to the anniversary title (even wrote an article about that: Открытки к важным датам - sorry folks, Russian only, but can translate with no problem if someone cares =) )
So, I had a wonderful opportunity to experiment with my own anniversary.
That's a linen-wax-silk card I made for my husband:

Used lilac color because we had a lilac wedding, lilacs are like a symbol for us.
So, the card's covered with a piece of linen, embellished with lilac silk hem stitching (God, I practiced it when I was in pre-school for the last time =))) ) - and another symbol: each stitch wraps 4 threads ;)

Two hearts outlined with wax paint and flax seeds are cut outs. And in between the hem stitches I inserted a piece of real wax. Painted with wax paint a little too. It can be taken out and rolled in a candle. Didn't have a chance to do it so far, but I'll show you what it looks like when it comes to rolling =)
So, with this card I'm entering a challenge:
Pals paper arts - sketch:


Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

  1. Алёна, просто нет слов. Каждый раз поражаюсь выдумке и новым идеям. Поздравляю с годовщиной!

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  2. Спасибо большое =)
    Ну тут скорее только как идея. Честно говоря, сам результат мне не очень понравился, времени не хватило на проработку деталей, на следующую годовщину надо будет заранее озаботиться =)

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  3. Да уж, придётся постараться. Первый значимый юбилей будет)))

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  4. Beautiful! I love the linen look. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

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  5. Не соглашусь ;) Я считаю юбилеями только то, что кончается на ноль =) А значимые - так они все важные и нужные =))) Но стараться придется. Хотя... У мужа уже столько открыток, что еще подумаю, захламлять ли дом ими дальше или хватит уже =))

    Oops a Daisy Designs, thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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