I think this is a great card but the photo does not do it justice. It is very pretty and elegant in person. You will just have to give it a shot for yourself to see the real beauty. Here are some of the things I did to create it. If you need more info, just drop me a line or leave a message. Sometimes I wonder if you are still out there reading this blog. Now that we can have a direct feed, we don't visit the actual blogs very often any longer. Here it goes.....
SU! Crystal Effects
SU! Photo Corner Punch
Nestabilities Oval and Oval Scallop Die Cuts
Die Cut Machine
SU! Bordering Blue Ink Pad
Versa Mark Water Mark Ink Pad or Pen
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
SU! Bordering Blue Card Stock
SU! Very Vanilla Card Stock
Light Weight Vellum
SU! Illuminations Stamp Set
SU! Prints Pack Designer Series Paper 6x6 - Pink and Blue
SU! Light Blue Embossing Powder
Light Blue Organdy Ribbon
The card front was embossed and then rubbed with a water mark pen. The Stamp was inked with bordering blue and stamped on vanilla card stock and cut out with a die cut oval. Next I took the next size larger die cut and cut a piece of vellum. This was then centered and glued over the stamped image. The glue was only applied to the C and then concealed by embossing on top of the vellum. Does this make sense? Leaving the vellum open around the edge just adds to the depth. When the bow was added with the crystal effects as glue, I also put a small dot on the vanilla card stock beneath the bow.
I think the rest you can figure out by viewing the photo but if you have any questions, just ask. I would be happy to answer them. It is always good to hear from some of you every now and again. Happy Stamping!