Well, a close friend and former colleague mentioned on the phone that her 40th wedding anniversary was coming up - and I thought it would be nice to send her a card. Great coincidence that it could also serve dual purpose for our challenge!
Red = "ruby" so I searched through my scraps bag and found this piece of patterned paper. I do really like monochrome cards and find myself making them quite often.
I have also been turning to my Creative Memories square punch quite often and have used this fundamental design as a basis for many cards. The hardest thing is to properly align the squares of paper to the card so it doesn't look like a botch job!
I know this card will still be too busy for my friend, as she told me that she likes very graphic designs with lots of white space. So I have left it very simple - added a strip of wide coordinating satin ribbon and softened the edge with my Martha Stewart iron fence border punch.
I stuck most of the flowers down with glue dots but the leafy flourish, the numbers and the flower centres with wet glue.
I had made the card and took a photo - and realised that I had attached the ribbon with a crease in it! Normally I don't worry too much about that kind of thing, but this time it really showed up in the photo much more than in real life - so I very carefully got out the iron, and dealt with the crease. I was a bit concerned before I started that I would damage the card more than fix it, but luckily the iron did its job with no detriment and this time the photo was greatly improved.
I hope my friend likes her card but more importantly, has a lovely celebration!
Patterned paper -
Bazzill cardstock, white and red
Creative Memories Square punch set
White bead flower centres
Die-namics My Favourite Things Leafy Flourish die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Wide Red Satin Ribbon
Why don't you join in with our challenge and create a card with a "milestones" theme? As usual, there is a fab prize to be won!