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.


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:


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:

adele holcomb said...

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

Betty said...

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!

Cat Craig said...

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.

Cindy C. said...

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.

Lisa Elton said...

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

Kara said...

beautiful! love the texture!

Dawn T said...

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

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

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

Barb said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

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

Joan Smith said...

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!!!!

Sharon Underwood said...

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

Leni said...

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