A Vintage Love

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a great week!  I must be really wishing for flowers as this seems to be my theme this week!…along with watercolor and heat embossing! LOL!

Today I wanted to share a card I’ve made for my parent’s anniversary:


As you can see from the card itself, my parents have been married for 55 years.  So when I saw this Simon Says Stamp LE Valentine 2020 card kit, I knew that this would be a great way to start using the kit immediately!  (This card kit is still available as of this posting, but I think it’s going soon!)

I actually really didn’t know what direction I was going to go with this anniversary card and I just started pulling things out and swatching different items to see what I wanted to do.  I sampled the stencil with the metallic paste from the kit and really liked it, but when I pulled out my copper metallic mirror cardstock, I decided to heat emboss over the stencil with the same copper EP that I used on the sentiment for this card.

I’ve also cut out the numbers with the copper metallic mirror cardstock along with the layer behind some of the papers from the card kit.  I’ve added another heart strip of the papers from the kit at the top and used one of the butterflies from the kit to go over the piece of lace I’ve added from my stash.  The layers were all attached over an A2 sized top folding card base.  Lastly, I added some white hearts that were actually from a different card kit.  LOL!


I wanted to share a closer look at the flower.  The stamp set in that card kit is so stunning!  I’ve white heat embossed the flower and leaves over some watercolor paper and then used my Clean Color Real Brush markers to color it with.  I’ve used some foam tape to pop up the flower over the stenciled heat embossed piece that was cut out with a circle die and attached to the card front.

You can see the shimmer over the butterfly wings that I’ve covered with a glitter brush pen.  I only glued the center of the butterfly so that I could pop out the wings a bit.


Although this card looks a bit simple, there were a few steps to the stenciling and heat embossing some of the elements.

My parents commented how pretty it was, so I’m glad they liked it!

I hope you like it too!  Please be sure to come back to visit my blog this Saturday as there will be a new challenge to share as well as a special blog hop!  Hope to see you there!  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!


  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednsday – Anything Goes   (Instagram:  #ssswchallenge)
  2. QKR Stampede – #382 Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts – Take Flight
  4. Creative Fingers – #178 Anything Goes
  5. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC256 All About OccasionsWWC256 - Kath's Challenge All About Occasions
  6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #124 Anything Goes

19 thoughts on “A Vintage Love

  1. Your parents will love this card – very pretty and love that you put the years married on the card. Being married 55 years is really something to be proud of. Beautiful coloring on the flower. Have a great day.


  2. Beautiful card for your parents’ 55th wedding anniversary, Vicky. They will be very pleased with it.
    xxx Margreet


  3. Your parents will love it, Vicki – how precious to still have your parents with you! Wishing them many more years of togetherness and love. Fabulous use of the kit, and beautiful watercoloring! Loving the copper EP with the pink tones. And a great use of yet another kit! This would be pretty for the TS blog hop, too! xx


  4. Such a very pretty card for your parents special anniversary, many thanks for sharing and joining in our ‘Take Flight’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x


  5. A really pretty anniversary card! Congrats to your parents! I think they will enjoy the beautiful flower and the shiny accents that give this a really celebratory feel.


  6. This is stunning Vicki!! I love that flower and your beautiful watercoloring, gorgeous details and shimmer! Your parents are going to cherish this!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. What a beautiful anniversary card! Your parents have achieved a wonderful milestone and they are sure to love your creation. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday.


  8. How wonderful to be married for life! Congratulations to your parents. And your card is lovely – not at all simple looking, if anything quite elegant with all the shiny papers and embossing, and touches of glitter.


  9. OH you are a gem – this card is so elegant and romantic! I’m sure this will mean the world to them from their baby girl! It’s gorgeous! Hugs!


  10. Wow! Your mom doesn’t look or act old enough to have been married 55 years! What a milestone – I’m sure you’re very proud of them! Your card is gorgeous…love the pretty gold and the lace is such a perfect touch. Thanks for sharing, and please wish them a Happy Anniversary for me!


  11. A beautiful card for such a great event. Congrats to your parents on their 55th Anniversary! A card to cherish! I just love the vintage feel to your card- pretty embossing and love the lace. And, your flower is colored just perfect!


  12. You’ve designed a fabulous personalized anniversary card for your parent’s and I’m sure they love it! I love the touches of gold, lace and just enough sparkle. The sentiment is just wonderful and congrats to your folks staying together so long! Amazing!


  13. Your parents must be so proud of you and your gorgeous card. Love your watercolouring to make that beautiful flower. CarolG


  14. First, congratulations to your parents on their Anniversary. They must have loved this card. So nice. Love the rose embossed in white and colored up to perfection.



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