For inspiration, I turned to one of my favourite challenge sites, Just Add Ink, where there is a sketch this week.
I also got out one of the Sale-abration items I received that I hadn't used before, Avant Garden. Now that I've used it, I'm only sorry it has sat unopened on my desk for so long!
I wasn't quite sure what to make of the horizontal line in the sketch but I've made it the place where the stamping stops.
I've added some touches of gold Wink of Stella to the stamens but it is hard to capture in the photo.
I also made wee chocolate box, just the right size for six of those delicious Lindor chocolate balls. The dimensions for the box I cased from Pootles' triple creme egg window box here.
Then I had a problem because I wanted to give her some glue and dimensionals as well. It turns out that dimensionals are packaged in a very annoying sized package that means they will not fit into things made on a gift bag punch board, so I had to custom make a gift bag to fit the glue, dimensionals and the chocolate box.
It was a lot to fit into an after-work-but-before-bed session but I'm happy with the results. And so, I think, was my friend!
P.S. I did tidy up the ends of the pink ribbon once everything was safely stowed inside the bag.
I cut the ribbons generously because I'm pretty sure they'll end up in her stash drawer.
Ingredients (card only)
Card: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, vellum
Stamps: Avant Garden
Inks: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Other: Natural trim ribbon, gold Wink of Stella, gold metallic shapes, Early Espresso marker to outline the sentiment, dimensionals.