Engagements are cropping up amongst my oldest daughter's friends like dandelions in the Springtime. (I said the "S" word, yes! Even though it is weeks away!) This week's challenge on Becky Oehler's blog, Compose a Card #4, is a more elegant color combination and layout than last week and seemed to suit this particular friend of my daughter's. She is training to be an opera singer and just got engaged this past weekend. Would you believe I looked through my stash and I do not have a nice, elegant 'Congratulations?' I have to remedy that. I smudged the sentiment a little bit, I'm so mad at myself, but I don't think she'll notice it.
Wedding just seems to go with chiffon and pearls. . . I worried the flower is a bit large, but its tough to make a small chiffon flower. I edged it in gold stickles for a bit of contrast, plus the only color stickles I have in green is a bright Christmas color, not a good match for an avocado/kiwi bit.
The card still looked a bit too somber with the black edging so I softened it at the last minute by using one of Nichole Heady's tricks of using sticky tape and glitter. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: PTI Life, SU set Reverse Prints, sentiment from Best Yet
Paper: Black, white, PTI avocado
Ink: Black craft, Kiwi kiss (for dying the chiffon)
Other: double sided sticky tape, white glitter, white ribbon, PTI vintage buttons cream, pearls, chiffon, gold stickles