And then, add into the mix the wonderful Blossom punch! And then . . . two of our embossing folders! And then, two of our purples and Whisper White! A stunning winning combo for sure.
While I comPLETEly understand about the need to retire colors, accessories, etc., to make room for new product, I wish some of them could just linger forEVer!
A couple of the items I used in this card are retired and gone forever -- unless you are lucky enough to still have some in your stash.
One of them is the Concord Crush card stock. A dream when paired with Wisteria Wonder (which is not retired yet). I loved the color so much, I purchased a whole package of it so I would have it to use for a long time.
The fancy brad in the center of the flower is another item I love so much. BUT, can you imagine one of two current products in the center instead: A few of the Antique Brads (page 174 of the big catalog) would work well, OR, how about the wonderful new Designer Builder Brads (page 12
of the new Spring Catalog)? Ooooh. Aaaaah.
I love the combination of two different embossing folders, the Elegant Lines Folder and the Vintage Wallpaper folder. It adds a sort of dimensional crisp whimsy.
This was the anniversary card I made for my husband, and normally I would not show you the inside of a personal card. Actually, usually I wouldn't show you the inside of almost any card
I create -- because there is seldom anything inside to show you.
I put so so much into designing a card that once I finally get the front finished, I am FINISHED.
I admire card artists who do just as much work on the inside of the card as they do on the outside. But, it's just not me.
However, this time was different. The flower image begged me to put it inside the card too.
So I inked it up in the Concord Crush, stamped it off, and added it to the inside panel. I then stamped "Happy Anniversary" in full strength Concord Crush and added it to the flower.
Nice finish, eh?