This card is quite lovely in real life (if I do say so myself). It looks really amazing in person because I have used Shimmery White Cardstock. I really love this cardstock, it is a little heavier than Whisper White, and it has a very pretty shimmer, like it was dusted with pixie dust, very fine. One great thing about this paper is that you can watercolor on it, which I love, but didn't do this time :)
I cut out several of the leaf branches from Wild Wasabi Cardstock. I used one as a stencil and sponged on top of the leaf in Wild Wasabi ink. I moved it around a few times and sponged some more so that I had several leaf outlines on the background of the card. I then used some little splatter images (these are from the Timeless Textures Stamp set) to add more interest to the background. I then used two more of the leaves to add on top.
I added some scattered rhinestones to the background as well.
The leaves and the sentiment are from the Rose Wonder Bundle. This is an expensive but well worth it bundle. It has some large images perfect for lots of coloring techniques, and it also has a lot of pretty sentiments to go with it. The dies are different than your usual dies in that they cut out an outline of the images, rather than a solid image. So pretty! I find I keep using this leaf though. I have used it several times and just love it. The dies also cut out that sentiment piece. Many of the sentiments fit into the frame so you can make a birthday, thank you, etc.
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