Monday, January 21, 2008

Embrace Life

Hello! I hope you had a good weekend! I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to post anything for several days. As a matter of fact, I hadn't stamped anything since Thursday! There were lots of things going on over the weekend. We had new appliances delivered (that would be an entire post in itself, believe me), Chris was gone a couple days for a retreat, and my teenagers had me driving many miles in the car! I finally sat down this morning to play with my new SU! sets and papers. The problem was that, after several days of non-stamping, my mojo had gone on vacation. This card took me forever to make, and I'm still not sure if I even like it!!! Here are some of the details anyway...
I stamped the background image in Versamark, then I heat embossed it with clear EP. The main image was stamped in Basic Black on watercolor paper, then I colored it with my Aquapainter and ink from the ink pad lids. There is sponging around the image panel and sentiment oval. I pierced on the corners of the image panel and under the sentiment, then I added ribbon and a trio of brads.

I'm hoping to get back into a stamping groove this week! As always, I SO appreciate you stopping by. Your comments and encouragement keep me going! :) Have a fantastic day!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Embrace Life Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Groovy Guava, River Rock Cardstock: River Rock, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, watercolor paper Paper: Ginger Blossoms Other: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, ticket corner punch, lg oval punch, Aquapainter, Ruby Red brads, paper piercing tool and mat pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

Tricia said...

It's *very* pretty, Christina. I like the ribbon... it reminds me of the cancer ribbon. Great for the sentiment.

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, your mojo is doing awesome! This card is beautiful! Love how you stamped and heat embossed the flowers on the background! So pretty! Your colouring of that flower is wonderful too!

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous, Christina!! Love the embossed background! I hope you feel your mojo soon (but I think it's still there)! :)

Donna said...

this is beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

This card was WELL worth the wait. Beautiful and love the dp you paired the flowers with. LOVELY!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a cute card

Debbie said...

I really like the piercing detail in the corners....super job! Thanks for sharing.

Alyssa said...

This card is so simple and beautiful!