The image for this card was stamped onto a die cut oval of white card and the flowers were also from the same stamp set. Everything coloured using pencils and the flowers were fussy cut with scissors. I found a suitable piece of designer paper amongst some which came as a magazine gift some time ago, a piece of matching ribbon and that's it really. I do enjoy colouring and strangely also the fussy cutting even though both techniques take time to do.
I've enjoyed adding a fancy pierced and picot cut border to a parchment card even though it is a precise process which seems to take quite a long time. I do like the end results and feel they justify the time taken. The centre design has simply been embossed and coloured from the back using Distress markers. This is another card without a sentiment because they always come in handy, leaving people to write their own personal greeting or message inside. Adding words to parchment designs is another technique which requires concentration so that the letters aren't 'back to front' - very easily done. Also some precision is necessary to keep the letters nicely spaced and in a straight line.
I started this card by making a background using various distress inks and a stencil, finally over stamping with some text and a crackle stamp. I saved a piece of the inked background without stamping and cut an oval and also a larger oval in purple. The floral spray was cut from a snippet of white pearl card and finally a computer sentiment was added.
Background - Distress inks and stamps from a free magazine gift set