I spent a LOOONNNNGGG time on today's card. Longer than I normally spend on a card, but I had this vision and while the card didn't come out exactly as I planned it I still think it's so pretty and elegant.
Now before you start asking-no that's not a stamp, I cut out some of the poinsettias from the Deck the Halls DSP from the Holiday Mini. That's one of the reasons it took so long. All the little petals and leaves took forever to cut out.
I added some pearls to the center of the flower and some rhinestones around the edge of the circle. Who says you can't mix and match them! I love it! I lightly sponged everything in Early Espresso ink and used my color spritzer on the greeting and the vanilla circle.
Isn't that ribbon so cool? I learned this technique from Mary Fish who does amazing work. She has a tutorial on her blog on how to do the fringed ribbon. I love it. I actually layered 3 layers of fringed ribbon on the card. It's much clearer and much cooler looking in person than in the pictures.
The greeting was very simple and probably the quickest thing to do on the entire card. In the end it was worth spending all the time doing.
Stamp Set: Christmas Greeting
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Early Espresso pad and marker, Cherry Cobbler marker
Accessories: Sponges, Circles #2 die, Early Espresso Striped ribbon, Dimensionals, Color Spritzer, Adhesive Rhinestones and Pearls
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!