I made this card with a couple of new sets from My Favorite Things. The doodly-swirly image is stamped onto the black cardstock with Stampin' Up White Craft ink, and then heat set to keep it from smearing. I added some Stardust Stickles to the lines for a bit of pizazz!
The woman's dress is colored in with a black gelly glaze pen that dries slightly raised from the surface of the paper, so her dress appears to be embossed. And, it actually looks like a little LEATHER black dress! Oooh la la! I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color in the rest of the image.
I wasn't sure I liked this card at first... but the more I look at it, the more it grows on me. No ribbons... No hardware. Just a cute image, dressed up with a nice sentiment, and some sparkle. I like sparkle!
I should probably think about making Alan a birthday card...