Yes, I am starting the year off with romance - this is a card for a couple who will shortly be celebrating their anniversary.
I was a bit hesitant when I started this card as I was working to a sketch challenge, and the image was one that was given as a freebie to go with the challenge. Once I got going things seemed to come together quite well.
The image is coloured with glitter pens and coloured pencils. This was cut out with a Nestie - the largest of the classic oval dies, embossed, pierced, and mounted on the largest of the scalloped oval dies, with the silver ribbon between the layers.
The offset oval to the sides, with the pearls on, was a slightly smaller oval from the same set, cut out of silver card stock and split in half to give the elongated appearance.
I matched these by cutting the corners of the same card stock, using the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die, and adding a matching pearl.
Although it shows as blue in the photo, the dp is actually a lovely lavender with very soft images of roses on it, which you can just see in the above photograph.
In the end I was very happy with this card, although it certainly challenged me in the making.
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Thank you for visiting my blog, and I do pray that you all have a happy 2011, filled with joy, love and laughter, and that you will prosper in all you do.