I have an ivy growing in my kitchen-most people would not even notice it actually. But this particular ivy has had many cutting off it over the years. It's almost 13 years old and a couple of times I thought it was a goner because it got cold and almost froze. This was part of a plant off my dad's casket. If I am lucky, it will grow until I die and maybe my kids will keep it going, too. A couple of cuttings I gave away, the new owners did not nourish it. You have to love your plants-with food, water and yes, you have to talk to them and tell them you love them. Or even scold them for having brown dried up leaves!
This is a pretty simple card that uses a Penny Black sticker. A shimmery base card layered with a shimmer black piece. I then used a thin creamy white shimmer paper and punched the corners before layering it. Then I took another small piece of the shimmery black and put the sticker on it. Before pop dotting to the center of the card, I edged the black with a gold metallic ink pen. Then I finished it off with a small piece of black organza ribbon that has a touch of gold in it-just tie a knot and snot dot it below the sticker piece.
This would be a nice wedding card actually. Or an anniversary one.