Thankyou all for your lovely comments on my publishing debut. I could never give up blogging...my ego would suffer terribly! LOL
This card has been made using the "Merci" Sale-a-Bration set (I tell ya, the worst thing about this year's sets, is deciding which one to choose!) Did I say "one"?? What am I thinking?! Of course you can't choose just one! ;-)
The colours I've used are Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red, with just a dash of Certainly Celery. It's difficult making a card these days without the wide grosgrain ribbon. I can't wait until we get it in more colours! I've stamped in Very Vanilla Craft ink on the Tempting Turquoise piece. The main image has been stamped on watercolour paper in Black Stazon. I've coloured using markers and Blender pens, and added a turquoise brad to the flower centre. I nipped the edges with my Slit punch, and then sponged with daubers in Apricot Appeal. The little sentiment is from "Lots of Thoughts" (another Sale-a-Bration set). It fits perfectly in the Word Window punch. I've stamped the little heart from "Merci" in Rose red (stamped off once, so it's not too dark), and sponged the edges too.
I'll be placing an order on the 1st January, so let me know if you'd like to order $100 of Stampin' Up! goodies and get a Sale-a-Bration set for free. I can have your order shipped anywhere in Australia, and I take credit card too!