It's been a very, very productive day. As per Friday's Everything Old Is New Again challenge to finish up some products, I've managed to combine two unfinished pieces into one card. That is certainly not what I planned when I first played around with these elements but I think it actually worked OK.
The card base is the usual Recollections. The designer paper is Stampin' Up Delicate Dots. The blue layer is part of my stash, likely Recollections, and is textured with the Cuttlebug Argyle dry embossing folder. The image is Penny Black paisley pattern. The sentiment is Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Greetings. The twine is from Stampin' Up. The gems are from the dollar store.
I was playing with the argyle embossing folder and a wooden frame when I made the blue layer. It really didn't do much for me at the time. The image was stamped and coloured eons ago when I was playing with markers. I wish I coloured better.
I really like how this card turned out. I just pulled layers together and if they didn't seem offensive, I just ran with it. Maybe I should run more and think less some days.
Please enjoy and come back to SPI again soon.