Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Embrace Life calendar

Ugh...we are getting more SNOW! I'm so tired of winter. I guess my spring colored cards didn't help move it out any faster.
But! I finally had time to cover my desk calendar yesterday. I always get compliments on them...and they are easy to make. One of my friends got me started by giving me one in a gift exchange over 5 years ago.

This year I used the popular Ginger Blossoms designer paper...LOVE it! I've already used up one pack and ordered a second pack. The large flowers are perfect for the size of this calendar...I covered the bottom front and entire back with that pattern. Then...the dotted paper...ranks right up there in my favorites with the stripes!

I stamped the large flower from Embrace Life three times with Basic Brown ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I used my sponge dauber and Ruby Red and Groovy Guava to ink up the centers and color in the petals...and used the Tombow Multi-purpose glue to add glitter along the stamens. I then placed the red Fire Circle brads in the centers. I layered them on a River Rock piece inked with the Sanded Background stamp. I added a touch of Garden Green ink to the punched 5-petal flower leaves. The Round Tab Punch has the word Life stamped on it from the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set. I used Jumbo Eyelets and the narrow Twill along the side, stamping first with the leaf stamp from Embrace Life in River Rock. I'm happy with the way it turned out!

Sets: Embrace Life, Enjoy Every Moment, Sanded background
C/S: River Rock, Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom DSP
Inks: Basic Brown, Garden Green, River Rock, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava
Other: Jumbo eyelets, narrow twill, Fire brads, 5 petal punch, Round Tab punch, sponge daubers, Tombow multi-purpose glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Sticky Strip


Kerry said...

Wow! this is just Gaaaawgeeeous!

Hilmarose said...

Do you have directions for this???? pleazzzzzzzzeeeeeeee!

Velta said...

This card is just stunning. I love the way you did the flowers and then added just the right touch to the left of the card.