To a special Lady
Having had a dalliance with scrapbooking over the past two challenges I am back to Cards for this one as I needed a card for a dear friends birthday
I used papers and images from the 'Yesterday's Memories' CD
You can get your copy from the Ooh La La Creations shop.
One of my favourite things on the Ooh La La CDs is the woven effect paper and I knew I wanted to use it on this card. However because I wanted the soft grey of the American Crafts card I was using to show through I spent around an hour cutting all the little black squares away to leave just the patterned weave. This also had the effect of adding texture to the background of the card. The image is called 'Lady with Roses' and I just know my friend will love the soft pastel tones. I added some tiny pearls to the line of her dress her bow and her earrings, and added three pearls at the top of the image. I matted her onto grey card stock from American Crafts and also matted another piece of patterned paper from the same design set onto the card to make a further layer.
The tag is also off the CD and I matted this onto the same grey card stock.
I added a doily, some grey sating ribbon, a pearl flourish - also from the Ooh La La craft shop.
I finished off with three die cut flowers coloured with Promarkers, Vanilla and Blossom. and added pearl centres.
My friend is a very special lady and since we first started writing to each other as pen pals in 1998 she has always been there to share the good and bad times with me. We live on opposite sides of the country and both work so we don't see each other very often, but every time we meet up we just carry on the conversation as if we have not spent months apart.
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