Sunday, 15 July 2012

A Ruby Anniversary Card

I was asked to make a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card by a friend, and she supplied photos. I ended up using another of those double-fold cards I ordered by accident, and I'm really pleased with the result. However, all I can show here are the front and final pages - and I've even changed the names just in case the recipients or someone who knows them happen to find this blog. (Highly unlikely, but still.)

I designed the basic card in Photoshop Elements, using one of the background supplied - Wine Satin. For the front of the card, I made some dimensional flowers using punched white card to which I applied a base colour with Promarkers, and then shaded using Distress Inks. I also added some seed pearls for the centres of the smallest flowers. Inside, once the card is unfolded, there are three panels which I've decorated as the inside part, above. The two panels I haven't included show the couple on their wedding day along with a more recent photo, and include the dates. For these panels, I made some more flowers, but kept these flat so that the card can fold shut.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Di's Digi Challenge where they want us to pile on the flowers,
ATCs and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Flourish where they want a sentiment to be the main focus,
Stamp n Plus where anything goes,
Tuesday Throwdown where they want 'hot colours' (flame colours hot enough?)
Whoopsie Daisy where they want us to make our own embellishments,


cotnob said...

This is a lovely Ruby Anniversary card, your punched flowers are the perfect embellishment.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

ParkNSlide said...

Your card is lovely and is sure to be treasured by the anniversary couple. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Joanne said...

I love the deep colours to this card and am sure it will be received with joy. Thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Purple mad Alison said...

Lovely card, great colours.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

J said...

Lovely card... I'm quite into the whole "playing with the background image" on the pooter - it's quite addictive! I like the freedom of paper flowers too.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! I'm sure it will be treasured. Thanks for participating in our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Great design and layout. I love these rich colours and pretty flowers. Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Helen said...

Very pretty - love those Hot summery colours! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown :)

Wilma Z said...

Beautiful card and great details. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Beverly Montez said...

Stunning card. You are so talented with the photoshop stuff--I can't figure all that out!! LOL
Thanks for joining us at Stamp'N Plus

she3655 said...

Love your card, the flowers are perfect for this card.... Thanks for joining in with us at Fatpages and Cards with attitude xx

Cindy Groh said...

So pretty for a ruby anniversary. How many is that? I love that you decorated the inside of the card too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.


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