Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ruby Wedding

In a few days time my high school friend will be celebrating her Ruby Wedding anniversary ...
It's a date I never forget because I lost my Dad on the same day -
Forty years ... Where does the time go? I can still remember the night my friend met her husband ... She'd recently split from her high school sweetheart and was "down in the dumps" as we say in the UK ... Naturally her friends and family were worried about her so I took her into the city one evening ... to a nightclub.
Whilst she was in the ladies (the restroom) a sweet guy sat next to me and we started chatting ... when my friend came back I introduced them and they immediately hit it off!
The rest as they say is history! They were married within a year and now have a beautiful family including grandchildren. I couldn't be happier for them!

Here's the card I made for them

I used a stamp from Inkylicious and added some liquid pearls ... then made a rolled rose from some really luscious red card stock to use as my centrepiece

I added some punched leaves and couldn't resist using a pair of die cut clock hands again ...

Because the flower stands quite proud of the card and I needed to put this in the post ... I came up with the idea of using some packaging like this to place over the front of my card

... then wrapped tissue paper around the whole card and popped it into a bubble envelope... It worked a treat!

I'm entering this into the challenge at Shopping Our Stash ... where as it happens the challenge for this week is Graduation or Celebration .. Perfect!

Wishing you a beautiful day

~ Ros ~