Where has the time gone????? I promised pictures of projects with new rubber last week and alas....there were none! Sorry girls! This week totally escaped me!
Here is today's card. I used a new stamp set from the upcoming Idea Book and Catalog called Embrace Life....let me tell you...I think it is a beautiful set!!!! I just can't get enough of really beautiful flower sets...they are so versatile!
This card was a very simple one in terms of supplies. I thought it turned out nice though. I also made this same card and sent to my great Aunt to let her know I was thinking of her after a surgery she has the week before Christmas.
The card base is Confetti white. I started out doing the masking technique I did on some of the previous Holiday cards, Reverse Masking. Start by taking a quarter sheet of Velum Paper and cut a shape out of the center (here an oval). I used to use plain old computer paper but a light bulb went off in my little head to use velum paper so I could see through it and see exactly where I was placing color. Pretty cool, huh? I know I am not the first to come up with this...but all the same I was happy to pass it on to you!
It is very hard to see in the picture but I sponged Bashful blue with Stampin' Sponges around the edges of the oval, using the negative space when the oval was cut out. I then took two of the stamps from Embrace Life and stamped them in Black Staz-On permanent ink. I set that aside for just a few minutes to make sure the ink was nice and dry and then water colored the flowers with an Aquapainter and Classic Ink Refills squeezed into the lid of the respective colors. I squeeze a drop of refill into the lid when the ink pad is open so I can use it over and over. If I were to squeeze my refills onto a plate or cd case or something of that nature I would have to throw the ink away after each project. Now I know what you may be thinking....it is only a drop....however those drops add up over time to lots of wasted ink...and if there is something I'm not going to waste...it's my stampin' supplies! wink! wink!
Finish off the card with Double Stitched Purely Pomegranate Ribbon tied around the "spine" and there you have it....a single layer card that looks very simple but elegant. (I hope you agree!)
I didn't put a sentiment on this card because I will do that when I need it...get well...thinking of you...happy birthday...... I quite often leave sentiments off of cards so I can choose the right one when I need it!
I'll show you more new goodies later! Have a very safe and Happy New Year!