I love the soft and delicate colors depicted in the inspiration photo. I also loved the texture of the beaded buttons that are scattered throughout the picture. I started thinking of chunky glitter, a bit of embossing for texture,browns and lavenders with a touch of pink and possibly a sprinkling of copper pigment ink.
As soon as I saw the embroidered slippers I knew that I had the perfect piece of patterned paper to use, from My Mind's Eye's Quite Smitten collection--an older collection, but relatively new to me. I also used patterned papers from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. The card stock, stamps and ribbon are all from Papertrey Ink.
I was also very much inspired by the vintage image I used for this card. I usually have a pile of just such images near my craft space and slowly work my way through them. This one was next and I just thought it would work so well with the rest of this card's concept. Also, as soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to use it for a special card for the special guy in my life, my hubby. Now I'm nearly set for Valentine's day, just a quick stop for a few sweets and I'm all set for happy hearts day!
I hope you enjoy,