I have been putting my stamps to good use this week. I have made all of my April birthday cards and even have my mother's day cards done! I CASE'd from posts found on Splitcoast and am amazed at the creativity out there. All of the different, beautiful cards using the Embrace Life set from Stampin Up have given me ideas that should last a long time. The versatality of the set is unbelievable! Stampinjudy posted this on Splitcoast - I tried her technique using the scallops punch for the corners. I had to adapt as I do not have the SU markers yet. Rather than stamping the flower on vanilla, I stamped it on Cameo Coral and then highlighted (tried anyway) with purely pomegranate and my blender pen. Used some stickles and a clear rhinestone to add a bit of glitz.
This card is also using the Embrace Life set. It is my version of the one posted by Julie Buhler for her colour challenge (JCC09). I adapted it a bit, but am pretty pleased with the result. I did not have the river rock ribbon. See the link below to view the original. http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/04/julies-color-co.html
I bought the Voila and Voila to Go sets and finally got them mounted and ready to use. Looked through my stock of papers (pre Stampin Up) and found some decorative papers I could use up. I also found a spool of ribbon that coordinated. All bought at Michael's over the years. I had an email from a friend who was going to be cooking a turkey dinner and it inspired me to make this card.
These two cards are using the Merci set (SAB) and were inspired by a design I saw on the Stampin Up Website.