Monday, January 7, 2008

All right here are my other two swaps, these are using the new Embrace Life set. I really wanted to use just the leaf image from it somehow.I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip onto a piece paper from the Ginger Blossom paper. It doesn't really translate in the photo but the paper looks kind of suede like. Here it just looks like River Rock. Anyway, I colored in with Old Olive and then added a flower from the pretties kit. The taffeta ribbon finishes it off, and the embrace life is actually embossing with white powder. This was my favorite of my cards, I think it looks simple and elegant.
This set (well this image) screamed cherry blossoms to me. Up in here in Minnesota it is one of the truly spectacular parts of the spring time. When every thing else is just starting to go from cold yucky blah to alive and beautiful. Thats when the trees start to bloom and the air is filled with this slightly sweet smell....big sniff....ahhhhhh.
Well I wanted to create that on paper. The image was stamped in Staz On onto watercolor paper. I then colored using my watercolor crayons and aquapainters. The embrace life in this one is just stamped with white craft ink.
Wish me luck, I'm heading up to make tomorrow's tutorial, I think I have a big idea-gosh I hope it turns out!!!!!!


Flossie's Follies said...

these are so pretty, such elegant cards, wonderful stamp set.

Alexandra said...

Kat, these are so very beautiful - simple and elegant! Love them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maria said...

Both cards are very pretty. I love the color combo on your first card. Great job!