Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love Always

Let`s start today with a blog to visit for some great blog candy:

I used the Flourishes stamp I Love Roses again today but this time I used the rose on the stem and one of the buds.
I choose this photo to show all the shine from the gold embossing. The second picture below shows the colors better.

I attached the bud stamp to the stemmed rose as I was stamping. I thought this would make it look better. I used versamark and gold detail embossing powder.

I used my Prismacolored markers and pencils to color in the flower. I used an Inkadinkado white gel pen for highlights. I colored first with markers and them added depth with the pencils. I used the Love Always stamps from the set as the sentiment and gold embossed them as well.

I used a picture matt I had in to trace the shape of the main panel. I used Whisper White and Kraft paper for this card. For the other two layers of the center panels, I simply cut around the panel leaving a bit showing. I used a gold gel pen to highlight each panel. I used Martha Stewart`s Lace punch on the right side of the final white layer. The base of the card is Kraft.

As you can see in the above photo the inside panel also has a scalloped edge that extends beyond the front edge. I also used two ribbon which I tape together to create the bow.

For the inside of the card, I made a copy of the photo mat using whisper white. I used frayed burlap and milled lavender distress inks on both the whisper white and the pink insert. I left the insert blank for a handwritten note of love. Guess that is all for today. DH comes back from Toronto today so I guess I had better clean the house a bit. I am just like the kids, when Dad is away suppers are in front of the TV and housework is definitely not high on the list of doing.


Leslie Miller said...

Heather, after reading your comment I had to come over and take a peek. This is so soft and romantic looking with the pretty pink. The gold embossing really sets it all off beautifully. The ribbon, the lacy edge and your mats all combine to play a wonderful supporting role. I so love that Martha Stewart punch! A lovely card!

Rach said...

a very pretty card with lots of beautiful detail. gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Heather Bradley said...

What a lovely femanine card Heather, love everything about it :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Shirley said...

Oh My Gosh! Heather, you are making it almost impossible for me to resist ordering this. How beautiful and elegant! I love it!

peata said...

cute mini

Bev said...

Stunning! Wow I love all the detail!! The embossing looks fab - simply stunning!

hugs Bev x