If we open the card those captured memories start to flutter out. I tried to evoke the idea of shared interests like a love of poetry with the John Donne extract from 'An Anniversary'; shared holidays captured in the background stamping of the Eiffel tower and what looks like an Italian cupola. Butterflies and roses suggest the romance and joy of a long and happy marriage - forty-five years in this case, so lots of shared memories! I attached a die-cut of a Venetian ticket to the top corner above Owen and Pat, using an eyelet and a piece of narrow ribbon. And there is that photo! No sign of the angle-poise or the cut off arm! I die cut a copy to fit in a BoBunny die cut frame and the alien headgear vanished! I also glazed it with a mix of Satin Glaze and a tiny hint of Mermaid Fresco so that it would tone in with the rest of the card. The frame is edged with roses from a paper napkin attached with a thin layer of Satin Glaze.
My mum's friend particularly asked that the number 45 be displayed prominently so here is the card opened out. And then the last page alone with the important number in its Spellbinders frame. The group photo stamp is from Stampington Butterfly Girl and symbolizes the memory of a child's first school photo, as so many anniversary memories are also reminiscences of growing children! The card is edged with Gold foil Dresden trim.
Here is a close-up of the Crackle Glaze frame and the napkin rose inside it...
I also made a little clock from an old Non Sequiter plate, which I edged with Gold UTEE. The centre is a tiny napkin anemone with a gem. The sun face is from part of a Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella stamp. The striped paper is Graphic 45 - the reverse side of some Japanese lanterns. If you look on the last page again you will see a tiny stamp with one those G45 lanterns on it symbolizing celebration!
I do hope that Owen and Pat will like their card and that it will stir the happiest of memories.
I should like to enter this card for the Our Creative Corner Captured Memories Challenge.