Here is the original:
As you can see, the left side of the image has a dark smudge on it. When I finish up, it will be covered by some embellishments.
Here is the finished product:
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Stamp: Amaryllis from Rubber Stampede, and French script from Hero Arts
Ink: Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord distress inks; Memento Tuxedo Black for the image; Charcoal and Soft Granite From Hero Arts
Markers: Copic flowers: V06, BV02, BV20; Leaves: BG09, G00; Bulb: Y21, Y32
Fiber: Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon
Tools: Scotch Glue Runner, Tim Holtz blending tool
Misc: Tim Holtz Pin, Sizzix Tim Holtz Holly Bigs Die, Brushed Pewter distress stain, Rock candy stickles, rock candy glitter, Rhinestones from Stampin' Up, Grunge paper, Pop dots
I started using a standard A-2 and used the ink blending tool with Dusty Concord around the border of the card. .I then cut a smaller piece of Neenah solar white leaving a 1/4" border. I stamped the main image with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copics. I then used Pumice Stone with an ink applicator around the image, It went on a bit too dark so I lightened it up a bit with a baby wipe, which did the trick. Then a smaller border of Soft Granite, followed by outlining the edges by rubbing only the edge of the cardstock across my Charcoal ink pad for a darker edge. I then inked the French Script stamp with Pumice Stone, using a baby wipe to remove ink from the area roughly around the focal image. I applied Charcoal to the back of two corners that I rolled up. I colored the crinkle ribbon with pumice stone and dusty concord, and tied with a bow. I cut the holly leaves from the T.H. Sizzix holly die and colored with brushed pewter distress stain. I then brushed the charcoal ink pad around the edge of the leaves to bring out the edges more. I then covered with rock candy distress stickles and sprinkled on more rock candy glitter. I adhered them on with dimensional adhesive (foam dots) and put the T.H. pin through the ribbon. I finished uo with some rhinestones from Stampin’ up that I colored with copics.
Have a great evening!