This is another one of those cards that just came together and was, somehow, very pleasing. There are lots of layers and I think this is the key. The blue background is embossed with an alterations folder and the patterned piece is from kanban. My only regret is that I used up all of my ribbon. It came from America and is fab stuff. I was able to split it into narrower pieces and it didn't fray and it had a wonderful firmness about it. Aw well no point hoarding it! The stamp is from the sense of time set by stampin up. I think this would make a lovely card for a man for a special birthday or retirement.