The image is from the Level 1 hostess set "Dear Friend". I am really liking this set and have now used all of the images. I guess I shouldn't be patting myself on the back since there are only 4...LOL! I stamped the image with Palette Noir ink and colored it with Copic and Prismacolor markers. Once I was done coloring, I added some crystal effects to the flower petals. I sponged all of the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink for a soft look. I used a few nestabilities on this; scallop oval, oval and labels 3. When I first saw the shape of the Label 3 dies, it looked like and oval would fit nicely in the center and it did!
I punched a lace edge on the bottom of the pattern paper to continue with the elegant, vintage feel. I added a few buttons, naked and needing thread, but I was too lazy today. My linen thread fell behind my desk and I didn't want to fish it out! Shame on me! Maybe when I retrieve it I will thread the buttons.
I used two embossing folders on this design; swiss dot and a floral one that I can't remember the name. It was one of the first ones I got and I haven't used it in a while. This card is for my friend and also the Mom of the little girl I babysit. She took me for a pedicure on Saturday and I wanted to send a Thank You! She is actually a teacher at my kid's school, so I think I will be getting her a shirt like I bought for my son's teacher.
Well, I am off to tackle my list! Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Dear Friend
Ink: Palette Noir, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Paper: PTI White, My Mind's Eye, Celery, Blush
Accessories: Satin ribbon, oval, scallop oval and labels 3 nestabilities, vintage button replicas by Jesse James, cuttlebug, swiss dot and floral embossing folder, paper piercer and mat pack, foam squares, sponge, doily lace edge punch by Martha Stewart, crystal effects