Embrace Life!

Hi! Well, the saga continues with my injured foot. I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon and it turns out that I broke a bone in the side of my foot and that's why the pain and swelling has not gone down. Luckily the break is not too bad and it should heal on it's own in a few weeks. I have to wear a hard-soled bootie to keep my foot flat and to give it support for the next 3-4 weeks. I swear that I am a danger to myself!

I was able to play with a new stamp set (for me at least) tonight, Embrace Life, and the brand new SU! In Colors and Bella Rose DP that matches perfectly! I made 2 cards which also follow the latest Sketch Challenges on Splitcoast.  The first card uses the vine from the stamp set Embrace Life and follows SC185. I punched the flowers out of paper that had been run through my cuttlebug embossing folder to give the flowers texture. The scallop border is punched out with the new SU! scallop border punch.

My second card also used the Embrace Life
stamp set, but the single flower in the set. This card follows SC186.  I stamped the flower 2 times right next to each other. I then colored it in with my Aquapainter and the ink from the lid of my pad. I used Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink for shading. I then colored over the flower with a GellyRoll Glitter Pen and smoothed out the glitter with my Aquapainter. This gives the whole flower a shimmery look.  The sentiment from this card is from "Warm Words".  I really love this DP and this stamp set!