Yes, I am an untidy crafter - I really do know where most things are on my desk, and I do put away after myself, but somehow no matter how I try, I end up with a 50cm x 50cm (18" x 18") or less, space to work in!!
This card started with the platinum embossed and painted (with mica based paints) floral stamp on a snippet of black card.
I paired it with the deep red card for the card base, and added a layer behind it from another snippet of the same card.
The blue sprayed card was another snippet sitting in my 'promise box' (I promise I will use it one day) , and I ran the edge of it over a blue ink pad to define the edges and embossed the sentiment on that panel. Unfortunately the camera did not pick up the sparkle in the spray.
The background layer was embossed in a S/B em-bossing folder, Lovely Lattice.
After laying everything out on the embossed layer I jiggled it all around, added the faux stitching, and was still not happy - then I spied the ribbon, and it was completed in very short time after that.
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The poppy stamp is at least 10 years old!