Cased Embrace Life cards

Posted by on January 6, 2008 in Flowers, Water coloring | 0 comments

I love all the samples using the “Embrace Life” set with the coordinating “Ginger Blossoms” designer series paper and had to case a couple:

Cased with changes from “nitestamper” whose card can be seen at…2563?cat=12243

I stamped the flowers in Versamark on Ruby Red cardstock, embossed with Black Embossing Powder, then used a Q-tip to bleach out the images. I couldn’t quite get the bleaching to look as nice as the inspiration card so I added some watercoloring once the bleach dried. I really like layering the different punches for the sentiment.

Stamps: Embrace Life, All Holidays
Paper: Ginger Blossoms, River Rock, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Bleach
Accessories: Black EP, River Rock double-stitched ribbon, black brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Punches (small oval, 1″ circle, designer label), Aquapainter
Techniques: embossing, bleaching

cased with slight changes from Andrea Walford whose card (and wonderful blog 🙂 can be seen at

This is probably one of my favorite cards. I loved Andrea’s idea of stamping some images in black on the designer series paper.

Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: River Rock, watercolor, Ginger Blossoms, Basic Black, Rose Red
Ink: Black stazon, Rose Red, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Rhinestone Brad
Techniques: watercolor

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