I don't usually scan in my cards, I just feel it makes them look flat, but the more I looked at the post on my desktop the more I hated this card, so decided to try the scan and have to admit the colors are truer, so why didn't I do it in the first place? LOL. Hugs
I apologize up front for the photo, I have photographed this card in every imaginable light and just cannot get true color, this is the best I could do. The rose was cut from "Sweethearts" cart, coloring was done with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils with mineral spirits, first laying down color with copics then doing some lining with the pencils and mineral spirits, you always want to do your copics first. Just when you think there could not possibly be another use for the Martha Stewart "branch" punch another one pops up, lol. I wanted babys breath for the single rose, so I punched the branch out multiple times in 2 different greens and then sprayed and did some of the polka dots by hand, I hand cut a stem and then layered them onto the stems and tied all together with a piece of ribbon. The background paper is really OLD, by DaisyD's and it came in 5 1/2"X5 1/2" packs that I have saved, because they are one of my all time favs, the card is 5 1/2 X 4.25" so I had a delema because I did not want to cut it, so I created a gusset on the short end, adhered the green ribbon which holds the sentiment block to the back and fliped over and then adhered the background paper to my cardstock, now there is a little pleat that will hold the sentiment card in place when it is in the envelope. The sentiment block is by Barbara Anne Williams over at "Cuddley Buddley". The little lady bug was done with 3 circles.
This is the card laying flat so you can see the pleat and the sentiment card tucked inside.