Fifty years is a long time!  Those fifty years are even more special when you'vespent them married to the same person. Personally, I think it's amazing, inspirational but sadly, few and far between. Bob the Builder and I are half way this year!

I've never been asked to create a 'golden anniversary card' so I jumped at the opportunity.  However, I needed some inspiration so off to Pinterest I went.  ((Don't laugh, I know you go there, too.))  This card was inspired by a card created by Julie DeMatteo.

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White on white cards are so popular right now so I used a double layer of white cardstock to create the front.  The top layer is cut 5" x 4 1/4" and mounted on Dimensionals to the folded card front measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/4".

At first glance you might think I used gold embossing powder but I didn't. Instead I used the Gold Encore ink pad to stamp the greeting.  While the ink was still wet I sprinkled on Iridescent Ice embossing powder  then heat set the powder.  I love the shimmery, opaque look.

The vines are from the stamp set "Bordering Blooms" and they are stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink. This ink color coordinates beautifully with the gold Stampin' Up! products.

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The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  I stamped them in the same Gold Encore ink and punched them out using the Bitty Butterfly punch. I couldn't resist…I'm all about the bling! I added a small rhinestone to each butterfly and one to the letter "i" in happily. 

That gold satin ribbon really stands out, doesn't it? 

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