Sunday, January 13, 2008

One of my Leadership swap cards.

This is a swap card I prepared for the SCS swap at leadership. For this swap I used the Embrace Life set and the Sincere Salutations set.

The flower was stamped with ruby red craft ink on ruby red card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then the area inside the stamped outline was bleached. I added a very vanilla and always artichoke mat to make the flower pop.

On the river rock base I stamped the leaves in the upper third of the card in classic always artichoke ink. In the lower right hand corner I stamped the greeting in always artichoke craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. In the middle of the card I adhered a strip of always artichoke, topped with a strip of ruby red, topped with a strip of ginger blossom designer paper. I then adhered the flower with dimensionals.

I have to tell you I really wanted to add some sort of embellishment to this swap card. I tried so many different combinations of ribbons, I can't even count them all. In the end, though, the card just looked best as is (Thanks, Liz, for making me see that more is not always more). I just hope the swap participants agreed.

And here is a photo of a project we were shown at Leadership also using the Embrace Life set and bleaching. This time the project is a love note (check out the cute scalloped edge at the bottom) and the cherry blossoms are stamped with craft brown ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, but the technique is the same. Very pretty, isn't it?

1 comment:

Joan B said...

I love both of them, especially the small one. Gorgeous!