This card was a special request from a friend for her parents 50th anniversary. She requested the color blue. I showed her a few examples of things I could do and she chose this design.
The birds and branches are punched out while the hearts are all stamped and hand cut. I added blue ink to all the edges to make everything stand out a bit more.
There are tiny pearl accents on the hearts and the birds and there is a very subtle glittery wash over the hearts, bird wings and branches which is noticeable only on close inspection. The hearts, wings and sentiment are all raised up for a nice effect.