This card has a lot of steps to it! I stamped the image twice on Certainly Celery card stock, the second time on just a scrap. I colored in the leaves of both stamped images with my Copics, and the flowers of just the first with the white gel pen. Then I cut out just the bottom leaves of the scrap piece. I stamped the lilies image again on cream cardstock and traced over the lines of the sign with my Copic gold glitter pen and then shaded a little with yellow chalks. The leaves were also colored in, even though they would eventually be covered up. I cut out just the bottom part of the image that included the "happiness" sign and the bottom two leaves. This was then layered over my main image, then, over that, I layered the Certainly Celery scrap leaves with double-stick foam tape. All this was to not only achieve dimension, but it also allowed me to have a cream colored sign without it looking weird. Clear as mud?
Everthing else was pretty basic. The main panel was layered to a cream panel that I sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink and trimmed with the Flourish punch. I love how it reminds me of a Victorian calling card.
I made this card for my mom for her birthday, as Lilies of the Valley are May's birth flower, and she said it was her favorite card I'd ever made! You just never know what someone is going to like! But, it made all the hard work I'd put into this card worth it. :)
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Stamps: Anna Griffin's Language of Flowers by All Night Media
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Certainly Celery, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest, cream
Accessories: Copics, White Gel pen, silk flower, adhesive half pearls, chalks, lace, gold cord, Martha Stewart Flourish border punch, Tim Holtz Distress ink Linen, Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, Prismacolor colored pencils