Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pure fun

Yesterday I received both the Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies called Bold Blossoms, and couldn't wait to have a play.  It was fun to cut out these lovely scribbled flowers and see where they led me.

Spring Blooms sun

supplies: Bold Blooms dies, coral and lime cardstock, yellow Doodlebug sprinkles, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book embossing folder, Winnie & Walter Big, Bold Seasons cutaway, grey cardstock

I probably broke all kinds of photography rules for that photo above, but I really wanted you to be able to see the embossing, and taking a picture inside just wasn't doing it, so I moved outside, and loved this one which had both sunshine and shadow in it because it showed the dimension on the card.  I adhered the flower die-cuts just in their centers and pulled their edges upwards a bit for interest.  I used a grey sentiment because black just seemed too stark.  

Here's a "regular" photo:

Spring Blooms shade

These dies were so fun to play with, and I'm so glad I got the matching stamp set, too; that will be next on my playlist!  Thanks for your visit today!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely card! This set is growing on me as I see all the great ways it's being used.

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  2. love how you used this set Lin - i bought it the first day i saw it - have seen so many beautiful cards using it including yours!

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  3. I love that set, I only got the dies, but wow they are so fun. Your card is beautiful, and I like the sunny picture best, its bold and lively. Wonderful design Lin.

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  4. It's gorgeous!!! And I really like the first photo, the lights and shadow truly shows the dimensions of both the embossing and the die cut flowers.

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  5. So pretty Lin, the flowers are bold, but delicate too!

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  6. beautiful! love the texture!

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  7. Awesome Lin. Your first photo really shows the embossing. Great set and I can imagine the stamps are great as well

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  8. Cool photo with the sunshine and shadow effects - the dies looked almost like fabric. Just love what you did with your new toys, Lin!

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  9. Photography rules are never broken just because you take a picture outside, in my opinion! Love this gorgeous card, Lin - pink and green yumminess! ♥

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love these new dies and your beautiful embossing! I think the outdoor photo is wonderful - very eye-catching and shows off that lovely embossing so well!

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  11. Gorgeous. I've just got mine. Can't wait to make something.

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  12. OMG Your card is gorgeous!!! The colors you chose as so pretty and your embossed background is is beautiful. Your photo are outstanding you really did a great job......You broke the rules how dare you (LOL/LOL) You are a great photographer.....look perfect to me!! YOU so ROCK!!!!

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  13. This is so beautiful, especially with the sunshine! I love the embossed background, and the flowers are so pretty.

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  14. Beautiful flowers and background! And I really like the style of the sentiment

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