10 Days Left: Goodbye Embrace Life

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The bittersweetness is sinking in.  There's only 10 days left before the Last Chance retiring stamps sets are gone forever!  Today's post is in honor of Embrace Life, a pretty Asian floral set that helped me create many a lovely card.  Oh, how I have enjoyed you!

Embrace Life flower border - vertical  
Embrace Life flower border - horizontal

The overlapping, cut-out flower border on this card was fun to create!  I used the masking technique to stamp the line of flowers in retiring In Color Dusty Durango.  Flower centers were colored with Pumpkin Pie (left card only), retiring Apricot Appeal and Chocolate Chip markers.  After I cut the edges off, I applied adhesive with a 2-way Glue Pen on all the colored areas and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I got my inspiration from KEA2004 at Splitcoast Stampers.  Although I attached my white stamped piece to a full card front, you could easily cut the border from the entire card front for a different look.  I didn't want to give up any space for writing on the inside.

Other Card Details: I stamped the background with images from the same set in Dusty Durango.  Sentiments are from Embrace Life and the retiring Warm Words sets.  Ribbon is Chocolate Chip Twill, no longer available (can you tell I'm trying to use up my old stuff?).

Embrace Life emboss resist old

And, speaking of old stuff…this is an oldie, but goodie, from when I first purchased Embrace Life back in 2006.  The colors are soon-to-retire Mellow Moss and then In Color Cranberry Crisp.  Man, how I loved that Recollections Designer Series Paper (but it was only one-sided back then).  I used an emboss resist technique on the floral stamp: embossed in white and outlined with Mellow Moss and Bravo Burgundy markers.  Detailed with paper piercing, burgundy buttons with Linen Thread, and retiring Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

I'll certainly miss using this set.  But, you don't have to…order it today!


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