Friday, June 27, 2008

Blue Dream

I thought I'd give dry embossing a little break today. Not that it's not great, but variety is the spice of life. So for today's card I went back to the Live Your Dreams set and the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper, both of which are going to be gone after Monday (the Afternoon Tea paper, especially, has no chance of coming back,because it features this year's in colors, which are retiring in August.)

This is another very simple layout that you could use with a lot of different sets and colors. I chose Bayou blue, soft sky and river rock. I started with a standard bayou blue base. I then added a rive rock piece of card stock that didn't quite cover the whole card front and overlayed it with a piece of the afternoon tea designer paper.

I stamped several images from the Live Your Dream set on whisper white card stock. I used the rock and roll technique to achieve the two-tone look on the large flowers, which I stamped one at a time. I cheated a little on the small flowers and used my night of navy stampin' write marker to add to the centers of those little flowers.

Once everything was stamped I punched the images out with my 1 1/4" circle punch, added a 1 3/8" circle blue bayou mat and a scalloped circle river rock mat. Then I just arranged all four images on my card front. Very easy and a great layout to feature a bunch of smaller images!

1 comment:

Liz S. said...

So nice! I am vewy, vewy sad to see the departure of this years in colors and their beautiful coordinating papers! It'll be fun to see if I feel the same at this time next year about the "new" ones! Thanks for being a faithful blogger, Diane, I check in every day.