It has been so long since I posted but hopefully I can catch up now. These cards were from a few weeks ago and it was a week of the Elements.
The first card uses Elements of Style which is a gorgeous set even though it has a bird in it. Believe it or not I have used the bird several times. I was looking for a classic black and white theme. The image is stamped in Basic Black and the photo doesn't show that some of the flowers have been mounted and sprayed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. We used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and to create a different look we put Whisper White ink onto the folder before we ran it through the Big Shot. You can just see a white outline of the impressions. When doing this you need to reink the folder each time you run it through and the ink just washes off when you are finished.
The second card uses Extreme Elements and Extreme Surfboard. The colours are Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz and believe it or not Real Red. When I looked at this photo I realised the red looks very orangy but I don't have time to take another photo. The surfer is stamped in Pacific Point. The words are from A Word for You and we used the markers to just pick up the Happy Birthday as 'with a cherry on top" didn't quite fit this card. Markers are a great way of picking out certain "pieces" of stamps giving you even more versatility with your sets.