Everything seems to conspire at once, doesn't it? Almost immediately after my last post I found out that a friend from high school had passed away. It seems so strange - here we're not even 40 yet and already death has visited. :( I guess we try to prepare ourselves for the deaths of our (older) loved ones, but it rarely crosses our minds to prepare for it to happen to someone our own age (or younger). Rest in peace, Tricia.
In much happier news, my best friend (born a mere 6 days after me) came over to celebrate our birthdays with me last weekend. She is a true delight! Smart, funny, honest - I could go on for hours! :)
Here's the card I made for her:
Once the image was fully colored I used the TJ technique called Out of the Box to cut her out with my Nesties and Cuttlebug. If you'd like to see a tutorial on this technique you can find it here on SCS. After it was cut out I edged it with more DI (being very careful not to bend the overhanging pieces). Paisley was popped up over a piece of Basic Grey paper and a simple white ribbon (which I added some stickles to!).
Here's a close up look at Paisley - you can get a good idea of the shine IRL: