Morning all! I had been holding off on posting this card because I was getting a bit of comments requesting brighter cards, but everyone that saw it Ally Pally seemed to really like it. It is one of my favourites too. I picked out a decorative paper for the background (which I think was Graphic 45, but I'm not positive). I added a matching paper strip with one of my Vintage Lace borders added in black. I did a bit of machine zigzag stitching around the edge as an accent. Next, I cut a length silky crush ribbon in champagne colour down the centre to make it thinner. I added a bit across the bottom of my card, then used the rest to tie a messy bow (by messy, I mean I just let the loops go where they may, it isn't symmetrical). I added a bit of gold tulle behind it and a fancy black button from my craft stash. I cut the largest Decorative Labels One in black for the back layer of my focal element. a Decorative Labels 27 in black on top of that sentiment and cut it out with one of the smaller Decorative Labels 27 and very lightly inked it with black soot for a soft smokey look. For the flowers, I used the new Krinkly Kraft paper (it is officially called twist wrap kraft paper if you are looking for it to purchase) cut small circles out of it by hand so they were a bit irregular. I used my fingernail to stretch the paper a bit to form them into a cup shape a bit and then inked them with Black soot. I layered up two to three different sizes and put a black brad through the centres to hold them together. I just love the way this paper looks for flower making. These remind me of a sort kraft looking poppy! Not to mention, these flowers only use very small pieces of it so they are a great way to use up your scrap pieces (which is just what I did!) I cut a few leafy bits from Foliage Two set as accents. I added a black rhinestone swirl in the upper corner and Cosmic Shimmer black PVA dots around the edges to finish it off.