I am back - the maintenance has been done and I am now in recovery mode... and although I am not allowed to lift any great weight, I am able to lift a pencil or pen, cut paper and work a cuttlebug :-).
I made this card for a teenager, and started with a print out of a photograph that my Daughter in Law took some years ago - she and my son took a lot of photos and put them onto a CD for me so I could use them for background papers - this one is of a guitar neck, and was taken at a concert, hence the unusual colours.
I trimmed the image and when I adhered it to the green card base, I layered a strip of die cut lace under it.
I die cut a small doily and added metallic thread around it. My initial stamping was not acceptable, so I stamped and embossed again, then cut the sentiment with a circular die, sponged it and then layered it onto the doily.
I embossed the sentiment using a glitter powder, which give quite a rough surface, but it is very sparkly IRL.
I cut the smallest doily and layered paper flowers over it and secured them with a gem brad - it was amazing how the flowers picked up the colours in the background.
The final touch was the rhinestone swirl, which brought all the elements together.
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