In a couple of weeks I'm going to a Victorian Tea Room for luncheon with my Red Hat girls. My visions of that tea room are what inspired this card. I wanted it to be very girlie and elegant. And white. So, after I'd chosen my colors I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel, on the background patterned paper, and the two dress papers. Then I did a little coloring with Copic markers, cut out the girls, paper pieced the dresses, and adhered the girls to the background paper. That saved me the tedious task of paper piecing the background, plus added a little dimension. The white in the patterned paper is not quite white and not quite ivory, so I started looking for something in between. SU!'s Shimmery White card stock was perfect, and the shimmer added to the elegant feel of the card, too. I think the card construction is pretty easy: lots of layers, embossing, and punching. Silk ribbon, silk flowers, and pearls. And wispy leaves punched from patterned paper.
Here's the inside. If you click on it to enlarge it you can see some of the shimmer, I think, and I added more with a Sakura glitter pen on the wine glasses here and on the outside of the card.
If this tea room doesn't live up to my expectations I'm gonna be so bummed, LOL! If that's the case, maybe I'll do a card inspired by the reality ;-) So, do you want to see what the other girls have come up with? Then be at Kim's blog after 11:00am this morning for the link list. I can't *wait* to see what they've done!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Girls Night Out (MFT)
Paper: Shimmer White, Almost Amethyst (SU!); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Frond 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Victorian embossing folder (Provocraft); Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, Pop Dots, silk roses, pearls (craft store); border punch, leaf punch (Martha Stewart); Curly Label punch (SU!)