4 Fold Anniversary Card Commission
A friend commissioned a card for her husband for their 25th wedding anniversary. This 4 fold anniversary card is what I came up with. The brief was to incorporate some of the things he likes as well as be a keep sake to mark the event. I decided to use the 4 fold card as my design because each page could then tell it’s own story. Otherwise it can be hard to incorporate many different themes into one card design.
I started with a card base of basic grey and made up the 4 fold card base. I wanted a place to write so I created that on the last page, I added washi tape at the top of the page and a film strip done the righthand side (he’s into movies). A mat of Mint Macaron (retired) was added to introduce an accent colour. I used the you’re my person stamp from Falling for You stamp set, appropriate and I knew my friend would get this being a Grey’s Anatomy fan.
In the next section, I cased a design from Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop using the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and the ‘Best Guy Ever’ greeting from Suite Sentiments stamp set (retired).
Behind the front cover I wanted a pocket for a couple of cards that could have more intimate messages written on them. I created a pocket using vellum with silver hearts (retired) and then I added a silver embossed vintage car. This is for his love of Fords, I used the vintage car from Guy Greetings stamp set.
On the back of the front cover I added a world stamp to indicate the love of travel with the greeting sending an understated message of love.
Celebrate with Silver
On the front cover, I had to have 25 in silver glimmer paper and more of the Urban Underground DSP. I love how this dsp coordinated with the theme while remaining in the background.
My friend loved it and was looking forward to giving it to her husband. I love doing projects like this. You could never buy something this unique and personal. If you’d like to learn how to make a 4 fold card then please join me at my August class where we’ll be making one together. You’ll find the class details here.
Or you can download the free tutorial here.