This card gave me a headache. Literally! I was determined to make something lovely and no matter how hard I thought or tried different things, it just wasn't working. It seemed too flat... lifeless.
So back to the shelf. In a jar of beads, I found a little vial of the prettiest gold, shimmery beads. The label said 'knitting beads'.
Back to the card. The overall size is 5x7 inches. The base is a gold-yellow marble cardstock. I used 6 different papers, some lightweight, some cardstock weight. While browsing through the specialty papers at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Jo-Ann's, I came across the music paper and the cream with gold swirls. I can't remember where I bought them as I was quite excited about the sales going on at all three stores last week. I just knew I would be working with gold for this golden anniversary card.
The string of beads looked good in a few places, but I like the symbolism of there being 3 beads; for faith, hope and love. That's when I knew they needed to be at the top near those words.
In making the small bow, I worked another gold bead into the tying of it so that the bead sits right in the centre of the knot. I like the way it's perched on the edge of the heart.