Eldest son's future in-laws celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the end of October and I was asked to make a card for them but the card had to incorporate Cyprus in one way or another as it was their favourite place. Now, I don't usually take commissions. If anyone wants one of my cards they either select from those I have already made or they take what I make them but, in this instance, I thought I'd give it a go. Wish I hadn't but ... it seems the card was a success. Well, at least it was liked by son and future daughter-in-law.
I have to thank a friend, Debs, for giving me the inspiration for the design of the card as I cased the card she sent me and hubby for our Silver Wedding last weekend.
The Cypriot flag, in a heart, was found on t'internet and I printed it off onto shrink plastic, coloured the heart (which was white), punched a couple of holes for ribbon and shrank it all down. The idea was for it to 'dangle' but it wouldn't so it got stuck on instead! Perhaps one hole with jump rings and dangled from the bow might have been better but didn't think of that until it was too late (like now - *lol*). Not sure I like the ribbon across the top either but again ... too late. Have to say, I was given enough notice as I was asked back in April if I'd make a card and finally made it on Wednesday this week. It was collected today and will be wending it's way over to Cyprus, next Wednesday, where the family will be celebrating the anniversary so, once again, all left to the last minute - ooops!
Linen card for card blank, matting and layering, greeting and embossing.
Red holographic card for matting and layering
Satin ribbon from stash
Cuttlebug embossing folders, Divine Swirls and Wedding
Shrink plastic (frosted, although would have been better in white I think)
Computer generated greeting
Red gems from stash