I am sending these cards to my Mom and my Mother-in-law! Mom is in Florida visiting with another sister and my Mother -in- law is recovering from hip surgery. I miss them both and can't wait to see them again soon! I made the blue one first and then decided I wanted to try out another color. I made a few small changes to the second one. I used diamonds instead of pearls and I also changed out the greenery-just for fun! I used alot of Tim Holtz's inks. At one point, I felt like a chemist! I mixed his Perfect Pearls with water and droplets of his Distressed ink. Then I spritzed it on the bird cages and the flowers. I even used a green color on the foliage. This card simmers and shines! It is hard to take a photo that shows the shine. I have an old hymnal that I used Tim's inks on the pages to give it a more distressed look. The card is the Funky Fold technique that I have grown to love! You can find Cheryl's great video directions here: http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/2010/08/rrr-challenge6-aloha-funky-fold-video.html
A few more pictures below.