Like the saying implies this is a BIG card!
ETA 11/23 - Someone asked about the stamp - it's Kindred Spirits by Stampin' Up!
I needed a BIG card for a group gift - lots of signatures so lots of space required!
It's a smidge smaller than a 1/2 fold - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. I trimmed it a bit off to get it to fit into an envelope I already had.
This is a close up of some of the "special effects".
I used the Stampin' Up! In Color Pink Pirouette ink pad to ink the entire stamp and then went over the stems with Always Artichoke marker. I then HUFFED and stamped the image on the white paper. I did this several times - OSW style - on the white focal piece.
Once I'd completed all of the stamping I went over the Pink Pirouette "balls" with a swipe of Pretty in Pink marker for dimension.
I cut up the white stamped piece into 3 pieces and then afterwards applied Crystal Effects. Once that was dried I went over the area with a sponge inked in Certainly Celery ink.
The stamped layer is popped up and the ribbon runs behind it. I always cheat when it comes to ribbon because I am "bow challenged". This knot is a separate piece that was tied around the strip of ribbon underneath. I knotched out the focal piece so that the knot would lie "nicer" on the card.
Another close-up to show you my paper piercing - I did this by hand with a paper piercer and the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack. I'm so glad I bought this!
I have to tell you that this card was inspired by THIS ONE I made
which in turn was inspired by THIS ONE by Jan Tink.
Also this card's colour combo was inspired by THIS ONE made by Alysabeth Johnston.