So - the upcoming Occasions catalogue has 2 different and equally gorgeous stamp sets that have wonderful outline prints of flowers. Happy Watercolor and Peaceful Petals. I saw a simple but lovely card made by Susan Horr, using the Peaceful Petals set and I've altered it slightly to create this series of 4 easy, but oh-so-pretty cards.
|Peaceful Petals on White|
I stamped the Peaceful Petals stem of blooms using versamark, then embossed with gold embossing powder. Mounted on a card with washi tape as a backdrop, it is simple yet elegant.
|Peaceful Petals on Vanilla|
Producing the card on both Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock gave me two distinct but equally beautiful cards. But why stop there?
|Happy Watercolor on White|
Why not reproduce it using the Happy Watercolor stem of blooms (these look like orchids to me but I could be wrong)?
|Happy Watercolor on Vanilla|
Not sure if you can tell, but the image piece is mounted on cardstock whose edges were wrapped in gold washi tape. I would have mounted these pieces on brushed gold cardstock or gold foil paper (which will still be available since it made it into the Occasions catalogue. Woo hoo!). But since I am in southern Ontario visiting my family, I have limited supplies on hand and these pieces just didn't make it into my luggage. Drats and double drats! But I think the washi-wrapped mats look pretty good, don't you?
So there you have it. Two different stamp images. Two colours of background. Four cards. I cannot determine which one I like best. So I am asking you......which one do you like best?
Everyone who weighs in and leaves me a comment will get their name entered in a random draw (a week today - Jan 5) - the winner will get sent the card they voted for, as well as 5 yds of each of the new Gold Baker's Twine and the new Silver Baker's Twine.
Hope you are all looking forward to a wonderful 2014. Have a great week ahead and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><