With Jean & Brian's 40th wedding anniversary fast approaching and a card partly made and abandoned because I changed my mind, I had a rethink as this card needed to be special. Jean's a very special friend I've known for almost 50 years (ooh, that makes us sound old!) and here is what I eventually came up with:
The backing paper is from a pack of wedding/romance scrapbook papers bought at the $2 store when we were in Oz a few years ago. The stamp is an old Anita's one bought a long time ago. I stamped with grey pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. The man's suit has been chalked with grey and the bride's veil has been chalked with an ivory pearlised eye shadow. I went round the swirls with a Quickie glue pen and glittered with an ultra fine crystal glitter which is quite hard to see on this picture.
The image has been matted onto some Gemstones Core'dinations cardstock and the mat behind is the co-ordinating Gemstones Whitewash cardstock run through the Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder and sanded.
The lace has been threaded with a ruby coloured organza ribbon and the circle behind the sentiment has been chalked. The flowers and leaf are old stash.