For the outside I layered on decorative paper and created a band for the lower section. For the band, I started with a strip of pink cardstock to which I glued two pieces of this beautiful pink fabric embellishment - one on each side. I used my new scallop ribbon border punch (SU) to create a short piece of paper ribbon with ivory cardstock. I cut a slot between the holes at every second spot and threaded through pink 1/4" ribbon - love the look. I think this punch has huge potential!! I wrapped my strip around the card, trimmed the ends to be even and glued them to each other. I glued the paper and ribbon layer over that which covered the joint. I created the metal accent by gluing an embossed metal button (cut off the shank with a hacksaw) to a filigree scallop using a large glue dot. I also used a large glue dot to adhere it to the band.
Voila, a Victorian inspired card to cheer someone!! I really enjoyed taking the time to make this a special card! It was great to use some of my new tools as well.