To make the background I used my Diagonal Scoring plate and scored at every 1/2", then turned and scored on the opposite diagonal every 1/2". To make the texture show up and give the card a more vintage look I used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to sponge over the cardstock.
For the dimension on the center piece I actually stamped the main image from Apothecary Art twice. On the first one I ran it through the big shot with the matching framelit. Then I colored in the image with a green (I think it was either Pear Pizazz or Wild Wasabi, but it could have been Certainly Celery) for the leaves and Pink Pirouette for the flowers.
On the second Apothecary Art stamped image I stamped the "Thoughts of You" inside the banner, and hand cut it out so I could pop it on dimensionals. I also colored in several roses using my Primrose Petals marker. Then I took the flower punch from the bitty punch pack and punched them out. I used a small piece of dimensional to pop up the flowers. The edges were sponged with crumb cake as well to flow with the background piece.
Some ribbon, crochet trim and an Antique brad finish this off. It's so pretty in person that I would keep it on my shelf if I didn't need to send it to a friend.
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