Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Embrace Life

This gorgeous card is in the SCS gallery and I was inspired by it to make something similar with the very pretty colour combination of Kiwi Kiss, Pretty In Pink and Baja Breeze. It was also a way to use some of my lovely retired patterned paper Petals and Paisleys. Thank you Jodi for the inspiration. Your card is beautiful.

For the layer behind the flower, I used white card, stamped it with Linen background in Kiwi Kiss, then stamped the flower stamp from Polka Dot Punch set over in Pretty in Pink and Baja Blue. How simple could this card be - I cheated by stamping the flower on the patterned paper and the leaves straight on to the Kiwi Kiss cardstock. Really I should be practising my watercolouring on these kind of images as I need to get way better at it.

My wish list from the new SU catalogue is very long - I really like so many of the new sets but am restricting myself to just a few for starters - have to sell off some before I can buy more! The new paper packs are beautiful and there are exciting things like more new punches, buttons and ribbons. If anyone would like a catalogue, please email me and I can send you one. They are $15.00 including postage or $10.00 if I can drop one off to you locally.

10 comments:

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, love it!
Kellie xx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Jean - I can't believe you cut all those leaves out!! This card is sensational...another great idea for one of my favourite sets!
xXx

Scrapping Julie said...

WOW. this is a gorgeous card. You picked a wonderful card for inspiration.

W Y G said...

Fantastic card! I love the way you made the background with the Linen background stamp and the Polka Dot Punch stamps. I get depressed every time I look at a new SU catalogue. There's always so many stamps I want and so little money ;-). I was drooling over my sister's copy yesterday.

Karen said...

Jean - I just love this! The colours are just so soft and pretty! The original version is gorgeous too - I can see why you loved it when you saw it!

Karen

Leonie said...

This is one the best cards I have seen using this set, great card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty combo of patterned papers and the paper pieced flower. I actually like your version better than the original.

Leigh said...

Absolutely fabulous Jean. I really love it.

Kristin said...

Jean I love this card! What great spring colors...I think I'm gonna have to give them a go myself :-) Great attention to detail... Hugs from the US, ~Kristin

Janet said...

Jean - this is beautiful. I love it.