A standard card base was cut from Smoky Slate and a Smoky Slate matte was also cut to completely cover the card front. The matte was dry embossed using the new Falling Petals Embossing Folder.
One of the So Detailed Thinlits was used to die cut a piece of Real Red card stock which was then adhered across the top of the matte using liquid adhesive. A length of the now retired Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon was adhered across the top of the die cut. (I had planned to use the 3/8" Stitched Real Red Ribbon but discovered that I hadn't yet ordered it! Horrors! Needless to say, I immediately rectified this mistake!) A bow was adhered to the ribbon using a Glue Dot.
The "love" sentiment was die cut three times using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Liquid adhesive was used to adhere the three die cuts together. A coating of Clear Wink of Stella gave it a lovely shimmer. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Glue Dots. A few red sequin hearts were also added to the card front with Glue Dots to complete the card.
Along with the unusual color scheme, this card is made even more dynamic by the use of several forms of texture–the lacy die cut, the dry embossed matte, a shiny ribbon, a shimmery sentiment and bright little hearts.
On a more personal note, though still related to Stampin Up, in the order I received today was a small black box.
In this box was a silver necklace to commemorate my promotion to the level of Silver demonstrator! So exciting! I will wear this necklace proudly! I would like to thank my customers and my new recruit, Shawna Lee, for making this possible–I couldn't have done this without your help!