This is a stamp set that is in the new Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. It is called Embrace Life and it is just beautiful. You can start placing orders out of the new catalog on January 1st so get those catalogs out and start adding to those wishlists.
I already have a full page of must haves so now I have to put them in order of must have right now, must have later in January, must have in February, etc…..LOL
This is my swap card for the controlfreaks, I really do stink at watercoloring so I have been forcing myself to practice more in the hopes of getting better…practice makes perfect right??
The colors used are Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Watercolor Paper. The Paisley background was stamped in Certainly Celery onto the Certainly Celery cardstock. I stamped the leaves onto the Bashful Blue cardstock base with Bashful Blue ink. The flower images were stamped in Black StazOn onto the Watercolor Paper and colored in with my Watercolor Crayons. I used the Mat Pack and Piercing Tool to create the lines of holes and added a Vintage Brad to each end. I added Chocolate Satin ribbon from the Theatre Ribbon Originals and thought an overlay of the Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon finished it off nicely.
This card turned out better than I had hoped. It also uses the Embrace Life set and the coordinating Ginger Blossoms Double Sided Paper (this paper is so yummy, I will be ordering more of it!!), Check over in the right hand side bar for my Designer Paper charts which will show you the patterns and colors of all of our papers.
This card has a Very Vanilla base and the mat is a piece of our NEW textured cardstock in Groovy Guava. The textured cardstock adds so much to your stamped projects. I created the 1 7/8 diameter circle using my Round Tab punch.
Click HERE for a mini tutorial on how to do this.
I stamped the flowers in Black StazOn and colored them using the Stampin’ Write Markers in Ruby Red and Cameo Coral. I added a bit of River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon and a picture hanger for my embellishments. The main image is popped up using our Stampin’ Dimensionals.