A rose for a birthday. A cross stitch made years ago. An old t-shirt in the perfect color for the background. A deep red ink pad. Some embroidery floss.
I removed a few strands on the edges of the Aida cloth and simply glued the rectangle unto the fabric, which has previously been glued to the cardboard.
I added a few splashes of red and white with embroidery floss. It is amazing what can be done with a few things when the colors coordinate so well.