.... truly!! I was drawing a complete blank and so told it like it was :-))
I had some polished stone samples lying on my work space after I had finished THIS POST on the Quietfire Creations blog.... (side note - Quietfire Design currently has their alcohol inks on sale for 30% off, you'll see the sale price after the item is in your cart).... and decided to use one of them for this card. I stamped the flower (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490) and embossed it. I then used the oval shaped Embossing Diffuser (Tim Holtz Alterations) and an embossing folder to emboss the swirls and then sanded over the embossing just a bit. I decided I wanted to define the oval area more so drew around the oval opening with a black pen. The edges of the panel are distress a bit and inked with Distress Ink. I added color and highlights to the flower with markers and a white gel pen. A piece of gold cording and some pearls finish it off.