Monday, March 29, 2010

A Ruby Anniversary


Firstly let me start by saying a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the JustRite Stampers Blog Hop - there was such a big response it was totally amazing!!!  Thank you to everyone who commented here and welcome to my new followers and subscribers!!  :)  If you didn't win anything, don't forget that you can still buy your 1 5/8 products from JustRite for 20% off - but only until the end of March!

Now - on to today's card!!!  March 28th marked my parent's 40th Anniversary and since it is traditionally the Ruby Anniversary I decided to make them a card with red!  I was inspired by this My Mind's Eye Lush paper which is red flocked.  Since it had a creamy base I matched it with Very Vanilla and used black to make it pop.

I started with a Very Vanilla base and layered with black and the Lush DSP.  Next I cut another piece of Vanilla, embossed it with Swiss Dots and matted it with some red bazzill.  Next I took another piece of black and cut and embossed it with the Spades Pendant die and attached some 1" red satin ribbon through the sides and glued it down.  I then took the centre sentiment from Loving Thoughts (which is currently 20% OFF!) and the border from 2" Square Decorative Frames and stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I cut it out with Lg Square Nestabilities and matted it with a piece of red bazzill and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I added a large red satin bow made with my Bow Easy and embellished with a few Kaisercraft Blush Pearls.

Stamps - Loving Thoughts, 2" Square Decorative Frames
Paper - Very Vanilla, Black Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Red Lush DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Spades Pendant Die, Lg Square Nestabilities, 1" Red Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Foam Tape.

Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad and wishing you many more ahead!!!!  {{{HUGS}}}

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!  :)

14 comments:

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Kathy!! Love the bold, rich colours, use of the Nesties, and that ribbon is to die for!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a gorgeous card Kathy! HUGE congratulations to your parents 40th & I am sure they will treasure this card obviously made with so much love! Love the pearls & big red bow!

cindy said...

Beautiful card. Love that bow:)

Jean McKenzie said...

Kathy this is a beautiful striking card! I love those pendant dies but cannot make up my mind which I would like best to buy! Congratulations to your parents on their 40th!!

Edna said...

Looks great Kathy, nice sentiment, and I love the flocked red paper, yummy!

Sue W said...

Wow, love the red flocked paper! beautiful card Kathy and Congratulations to your Parents!

Leigh said...

You're right, this card 'pops'. It's gorgeous. I want all the pendant dies, they are fabulous.

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy,

This is stunning the colours and papers have that lovely rich look.
The sentiment is beautiful too!

Sharon x

jhet said...

Wow!! Very elegant looking! Happy Anniversary to your mum & dad! God bless them more.

Hugs,
Jhet

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and so so so elegant! Kathy this is a wonderful anniversary card.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW 40 years....tell your parents I said CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your card for them is simply STRIKING!!! Big hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the dramatic red and black! Gorgeous work, girlie!

lovetostamp said...

Kathy - Lovely card - such a good idea to put the beautiful ribbon through the nestability. Your parents are going to love it!

LynneZ

Renkata said...

So precious!
Love the black and red together, so elegant card.

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