Left: Topper with Sentiment. Right: lower part of the card, quilting effect with pearls
The finished card (apologies for the poor quality of the photo, it was quite late by the time I was finished with this card and I just couldn't get the lighting right)
I had an idea to produce a quilted like effect in my head for quite some time so I decided to try and execute it on this card. (All was done on the card inside) First I drew a line approximately 2/3 up my card to demarkate (sp?) where I should score and where not to, then it took some playing around to work out how to score, I am reasonably happy with the finish result, though I will play some more before I am happy enough to explain how I did it! (and also do not have the time to explain as I have to get to bed as we are leaving home in the early hours to get to the airport :D). Once the scored part was done I embellished it with pearls (30 for 30 years and one stuck inside for luck - this actually happened by fluke fitting in with the pattern but let's say it was intentional, at least that's what they think!). A tiny incision was made on the spine of the card to thread the ribbon through and I cut a piece of card to cover the ribbon ends and the scoring. The card was finished by adding a scalloped circle punched from the same card stock and stamping Happy Pearl Wedding Anniversary To You (this was fun as the stamp actually said happy anniversary to you in one long strip, so some careful inking was required to stagger the stamping and a separate pearl stamp was used in addition to my careful stamping).
Sorry for the ramblings, I really wanted to get this done and published before leaving, I must rush off to bed now, thank for reading,