Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stepping outside...

Posted by Ruth at 7:44 AM

Now and then I try and step outside my "comfort zone" and try something new. Embossing isn't new, but for me working with patterned paper kinda is. Using more than one kind of patterned paper is even harder for me! I'm also not usually the type to use paper flowers or buttons without prompting... I finally got over that hurdle with ribbon though.

If I were to do this card again I think I might do the children in white emboss instead of gold. Without the light from the flash on it the gold sort of blends into the patterned paper... on the other hand it does make a neat effect when you hold the card and then the light hits it suddenly POPPING the children out at you.

I used CTMH "Childhood Portrait" and SU "Live Like You Mean It" along with random scraps in various project boxes. I mean I literally opened up Kerowyn's baby book project box and pilfered the ribbon and flowers. It was a late night card hehe.

8 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Ruth, I like the DP, I am with you I really don't use it much, but this is pretty with the embossing on it, will have to try that and move out of my comfort zone. Wanted to thank you for stopping my blog and so happy that your little loves my puppy. Lucky is cute and he knows it and uses it to his advantage.

stampinbygenny said...

Wow! I love it. Me too I tend to stick with solids. You did a beautiful job with the DP.
TFS

Martha said...

so adorable.

Crafty Creations said...

This is a great card Ruth! I'm sure the embossed kids look great in real life!! Sometimes the flash will give a card a whole different look!
Maria

Jenny said...

OH Ruth I think the card works perfect! I love the little flowers and embossing! Great job on all the little details!

Alissa said...

That looks great! Makes me want to pull out the embossing powders again! :)

Catwoman said...

I think those happy discoveries always make the cards better like your embossing coming to life in the right light. I'm slightly pattern paper challenged also. Its a very nice card.

Ruth said...

Wow thank you everyone for the nice comments!

 

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