Today's card is a 6" square, well we all know that the size is actually pertaining to the envelope and not the card which is always smaller
I used one of the gorgeous papers from the Rose Garden 6"x6" Paper Pad and reduced the size to 5.5" square
I distressed the edges using 'black soot' distress ink as opposed to adding a black panel, this also makes a less bulky card
This was then adhered to the base card
I used a die to cut and emboss the white card and stamped the sentiment using an Adirondack ink pad in 'raisin', it really blends with the paper
The flower is from a set I bought when in Crafter's Companion's Aycliffe store, I went in for pale pink card but a few extra goodies also went into my basket!
I used the raisin ink pad and a blending tool to add colour to the petal edges. To complete the card front I added 3 tiny black gems