The embossed area had tuned a little dark like antique gold. I painted over the ares with Twinkling H2O's Lemon Yellow, Gold Dust, Mallard Green, and China Black. They really made the flowers pop. I added Dimensional glue in dots to the centers sprinkles with AIG Old Gold.
For the background I embossed on Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock with Cuttlebug Love Language folder and on orange cardstock with Sizzix Floral Flourishes and Vines. I had a card I had done a long time ago that measured 4"X8.5" and I saved some folded blanks I hadn't used. I punch the top layer with Martha Stewarts Around The Page Eyelet Lace. I measured, cut, and mounted the backgrounds as shown.
I taped the back of the May Arts ribbon, mounted it over and under the embossed backgrounds, and mounted the bow, done with the Bow-Easy. The gold flower finding (bought at a stamp convention) on the bow was bent to fit the knot and a 5mm pearl sticker added with some Glossy Accents.
A corner of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb text was punched with the same corner punch I used for the edge of the card. The words from Just Rite's Friendship Nested Sentiments were stamped with StazOn Forest Green at an angle to the corner. A ruler was used to measure where to cut so the punch could be used on the opposite end. Then the Scor-Pal was used for decorative lines above and below the words. 3mm pearls were added.
Image: Magenta Daisies In A Rectangle, Just Rite Friendship Nested Sentiments
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock and text; orange cardstock
Ink: Encore Gold; Stazon Forest Green; Twinkling H2O's Lemon Yellow, Gold Dust, Mallard Green, China Black
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, AIG Old Gold glitter, Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder, Sizzix Floral Flourishes and Vines, Martha Stewart Around The Page Eyelet Lace Punches, 5 and 3MM pearl stickers, May Arts ribbon, Bow-Easy, Brass (Gold) flower finding.
Okay, now I am scared. I just did spell check and it didn't show me any misspelled words. I just misspelled on purpose and it didn't catch it. Oh well, you know what I meant to type!! Yikes!!! I should be back soon. This Thursday is IO's "Anything But A Card" challenge. Thanks for stopping by to look and share. Praying for the Middle East and Japan. :-( Hope your weekend was good!