The inspiration piece is quite soft and beautiful.
Photo source: Once Wed
I was inspired by all that softness. I was thinking vellum, rich luxurious white paper, watercoloured leaves and a metallic touch.
I think I achieved what I wanted, but it does not photograph easily. I took a few different shots so you could get a better idea.
First of all- the interior (since that's actually what I started with): I brought out some of my cotton paper because I just love it for watercolouring. I inked up two of the leaf images from Turning a New Leaf with distress inks. I knew these would not stamp crisply, but I didn't want them too. Next I used the same inks and made a little palette and got to work painting. I used Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles for the greens and Brushed Corduroy for the brown. Once that was done I took just a touch of silver reinker and watered it down to add little sparkly touches to each leaf, which you can see better on the next photo.
I waffled a bit about just placing my embossed greeting directly on the watercoloured panel, but I decided against it. Instead, I adhered the panel into a vellum card base and embossed the word from the Pen & Ink set using Platinum embossing powder. The final touch was some white organdy ribbon and some silver cord.
Stamps: Pen & Ink, Turning a New Leaf
Paper: Cotton, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy, Silver
Accessories, etc. Platinum EP, Organdy ribbon, silver cord