Friday, January 25, 2008

Valentine's Day

In preparation of the upcoming holiday, I'm working to get my creative mind working once again. With both of these designs I began with basic black cardstock and then went to my scrap paper drawer. I have so many scraps in there that I don't ever seem to utilize. Does anyone else have a scrap drawer? If so, how do you discipline yourself to go there and use what is inside? What kind of personal challenges do you create to use them? I would love to hear feedback on this. Ok, back to the Valentine cards. I have this really cute retired stamp from Stampin' Up and used it along with the embossing technique. I've said it before, I love embossing. I embossed the black and red card with black embossing power. On the pink and black card I used clear embossing powder and the emboss resist technique. I never seem to tire of learning new ways to emboss. It always takes the card to a new level in my eyes. Both of the cards are pretty simple and clean, which is a little different for me, but I'm trying to step outside my comfort zone with different approaches to my cards. I hope you enjoy them.