Thursday, January 3, 2008

Embrace me...You sweet embrace-able you!!!

Oh my!!! I need more sleep! lol!

Today's card is brought to you guessed it....Embrace Life. I was able to pre-order this set as one of my perks of being a demo and I absolutely love it! Don't get me wrong, I do like the stamps that let me just ink 'em up and stamp 'em out but I really love to get a great set that allows me to color it it....we have so many ways to color our stamped images and make them our own. Do I have a control issue here???? lol! it is:

I started with a base of River Rock. Let me tell you when this color first came out...I liked it but didn't love I am addicted to it and am sad to see it go into retirement in just six short months. "I'll never let go..... Don't ever let go River Rock...." I digress again with a silly movie "misquote." What is wrong with me today??? ;) lol!

Next I cut a mat panel out of Ruby Red and cut three panels out of the new designer series paper - Ginger Blossom. Did I mention that this new paper is gorgeous? It is! The outer two panels were punched with my beloved Ticket Corner Punch. I then punched the corners with my 1/16th inch Handheld Punch to create holes for my brads. I then went to my stash of hoarded supplies...and I mean STASH...and pulled out the tin of Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware and pulled out four brads. What??!?!!!? you ask....Is she using her hoarded supplies like she resolved to on New Year's Day? I am, and I used another piece of it here'll see.

For my I stamped with images, masking carefully the center flower, with White Craft Ink and the embossed with White Detail Embossing powder using my Heat Tool onto Whisper White. I then took out my trusty Aquapainters and water colored the images with reinkers. (do you see a trend here with me and those Aquapainters???? lol!) I then matted that image with a piece of River Rock and then.....what is that?....another piece of Hodgepodge Hardware? Yes, I used another piece. I adhered it with a brad and then tied a piece of Double Stitched River Rock Ribbon in a simple knot. I matted that entire main image panel onto Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some depth.

There you have it! I hope you enjoy my creation as much as I did creating it. I challenge you to get something out you have been hoarding and put it to use!

Until then.....Happy Stampin'!


Denise ~ said...

Beautiful card! I love how you did the embossing and then the coloring. It's gorgeous!

VA from PA said...

The dimension on this card makes it look like hand embroidery. I just love it.