I stamped on gloss card with Memento black and then die-cut with a Nestabilities rectangle which gives a one layer frame. Using Colorbox chalks and colour dusters high-lights this frame effect especially when the ink is dry and can be polished. The blossoms are done with Liquid Pearls to great effect but that's not so easy to see in this photograph.
|The first version|
For the matts, I used metallic card and then gloss card treated with alcohols including Pearl and Gold mixatives and blending solution. This is a technique I've used for a long time and is a cross between what Tim Holtz calls agate (CC1) and patina (CC2). I confess to thinking that there isn't much between any of these since the alcohol technique always turns out differently regardless of using same ingredients. Great fun though.
|The second version is right for my friend who is not a 'pink' person|