Today's card is fancier than I normally make, but I LOVE these cards (even if I sometimes think they're too busy, hence why I don't make them often. They're also time consuming but definitely worth the effort).
This card was specifically designed for JustRite's Friday Challenge #94, which is a sketch challenge. I decided to make the card birthday themed so I could also submit it to Simon Says Stamp's Happy Birthday challenge.
I started out by die cutting my base using a Spellbinder's die. I used the same die to trace the center area (which doesn't die cut) on my patterned paper and then hand cut it out so it would follow the lines of the die cut. The center panel is also a Spellbinder's die, and the stamps JustRite (You Inspire Me), stamped with grape Memento ink.
I cut 2 shades of ribbon and tied them around the center panel before glueing the panel onto the card base. The center panel was attached to the card with pop dots and the bow tied separately and glued on. Finally I stuck a pin with various beads on it through the center of the bow.