One of our dear friends is getting married tomorrow, and I thought it was a good opportunity to pull out a couple things I don't use very often - one of which I have NEVER used yet! Here is the card I made for them:
The two things I meant are 1) the River Rock cardstock. I have not used it very much and I should be scolded because it really is a beautiful color... hard to photograph, but beautiful none-the-less! and 2) the gorgeous Shimmery White cardstock! I have NEVER used it before and had to break open the package for this card. I'm sure you can't really see it in the photograph, but it does shimmer ever so softly... makes for very elegant cards. As does the Baroque Motifs stamp set, which is something I DO use often! The third color on this card is Ruby Red. I punched the sentiment out with the Large Oval punch - originally because I had stamped it onto the card crooked. But I like it better in the oval anyway! By sponging the edges with Ruby Red ink, it makes it stand out that much more.
I scalloped the bottom edge with the Corner Rounder punch (guard removed) and then punched the smaller circles with the 1/16" Handheld Circle punch. Which therein lies the one boo-boo on this card. Do you see it? Eeeeek! That's what happened when I tried to slice off just a wee bit on that side. But it was all already stamped and I did not feel it warranted a total re-do. What do you think?
I finished off the card with some River Rock Double Stitched ribbon, wrote a quick note inside, and slid it into a coordinating stamped envelope... all ready for the bride and groom!
...now I gotta run to the store to find a gift that's NOT made out of paper! :o)