Today I'm playing along with the The Ribbon Reel Blog Challenge. I have a good blog friend I met over at Waltzingmouse Stamps who is having a birthday coming up. She doesn't want any fuss, so I made this one in time to pop in the mail to surprise her. I don't think she will see this one unless you tell her so Sssshhhhhhhhhh! It's a secret.
Take a look at this inspiration photo. I thought my friend would like the classic black and white and romantic look of this card considering she is a genteel Southern belle. I don't know her favorite colors, only that she loves a vintage look and I know that big bow will bring a smile. I know she loves Waltzingmouse, Papertrey, WPlus9, Simple Stories, and Memory Box. OK do you know who this is for now? In case you are wondering who I'm talking about I will give you a little hint... her initials are... RL. Ok 'nuff said. Here's the nitty gritty on the card... finally broke down and got a stamp a ma jig - this was so helpful in stamping the frame and the cameo - I highly recommend this to those others who are resisting. I got mine at Joann's with a 40% off coupon. I layered the doilies so that you just get that pop of pink - using lots of pop dots under the solid areas of the doilies - like under those gems.
Here are some close up eye candy shots so you can see the elements on the card better.And here is the finished card.
I hope she likes it - it was a real pleasure to make for her and a special way I can show her that I'm so glad we met!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 6" x 6"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Simply Jane
Die Cuts: Papertrey Ink Simply Jane, Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler, French Pastry Doilies
Paper: Echo Park For The Record Collection Advertisement, Newsprint, Solid Paper: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, True Black
Ribbon: 2.5" Black Sheer Ribbon, 1 1/2" Hot Pink Grosgrain
Roses Ribbon Reel
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Momento Rose Bud