I was inspired by the contrasts of the background and foreground, which I hope is reflected in my card:
The chevron background is a Silhouette cut called Chevron Fancy Frame, I used five cuts each of a flower from 5-Petal Flowers for the roses, and Abstract Decorative Wreath makes up the lacey "doily" around the tea cup. The cup itself is Silver Metallic from the Paper Company, cut using Mama Elephant's Cup of Wishes die, and the lace on it is from Offray. The other papers are sadly unknown from my stash. I inked the rose petals with Brilliance Moonlight White, then shaped them using a McGill Paper Blossom tool, and glued them together. The sentiment panel (also cut from Chevron Fancy Frame, is raised with foam adhesive. The sentiment is from SSS Apothecary Labels and is inked in SSS Slate.
Here's a close up of a couple of the flowers before they were put together:
A side note: At City Crafter's I mentioned that I started by scrapbooking. That was in 2001 when our first daughter was born! Being a very organized person (sometimes to the point of paralysis - ahem), a have a systematic way in which I do scrapbooking. Each child (we have two girls) has 24 pages from her first year, and then 12 pages for every year after that, all the way up to the present. I just did the math and that's 312 pages so far. Lord willing, I plan to stop with age 18 (480 pages). Do you scrapbook, and if so, do you have a system you use?
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