This is for this week's Muse challenge. Laurie's beautiful card is so CAS, but still has a lot going on to provide a ton of inspiration!
I focused on the colours (green, black and white), the embossing (I used my trusty grosgrain ribbon embossing plate) and the circles with the black centres.
For the embossed strip, I tried to 'selectively' emboss the white strip, leaving a smooth surface for my sentiment, but in the end, I cheated, and ran it through my Cuttlebug twice, once with the plate on one end and then again with it on the other end, leaving the 'middle' free.
This card was actually pretty simple to create, but the photography took forever! My camera really wanted to over expose the white and then you couldn't see the embossing or the stickles (even now, it's not really clear!). Trust me when I say that it's prettier (and the green is fresher!) in real life.