This started out as a black and white card but I didn’t like the starkness of the white.  Cream looks soooo much nicer with black!

I got this image from 7kids last year but this is the first time I inked it up.  I meant to several times but wasn’t sure how to start with the colouring. (I watercoloured it)

October Afternoon Thrift Shop has quite a few nice papers in the package and there were TWO with black and cream colouring.  The hardest part was deciding which to use on the top half of the card and which to use on the bottom.  The polkadots were the winner for the top and here’s what the final card looks like:

I think it turned out quite sweet…a little shabby, a little elegant and a little bit cute.  The image is by Tina Wenke (Stampavie) and is a little more detailed than the images I usually use but when I saw this one I had to have it.

I did the ruffle thing with the ribbon again – I wish I’d thought of it myself!  I know I certainly would have made a lot more cards with ribbon on them if I’d been smart enough to come up with this idea!  My bow-tying is hideous – ruffling the ribbon eliminates the need to tie a bow and hides the fact that the ribbon is not perfectly straight.  Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

I was going to add a few pearls around the scallop but I don’t think they’d stand out very well…I’ll save that idea for a darker cardstock on another day. 

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