So, while I was shivering waiting for the furnace man to arrive I sat down at my desk to play a little (frozen fingers and all!). I used one of my favorite retired Stampin'Up! sets - Easy Elegance - colored the image with markers - gave it a spritz with water - then stamped it on Whisper White CS. I repeated this step a few times and offstamped occasionally to produce the lighter values in the flowers.
Once the image was stamped, I cut it out using a Spellbinders Label die and the BigShot. Without removing the image from the die, I sponged Bashful Blue all around the images leaving a white border. I sponged More Mustard and Close to Cocoa throughout the flowers and along the edges. I used these same colors to sponged the label and the lighter colored leaves which were punched using the Martha Stewart Branches punch from Very Vanilla cardstock. The image was matted with Going Gray cardstock which was sponged around the edges in Basic Black to draw out the muted grays in the Designer paper. The DP is from the "OLD WORLD STACK" by DCWV and available at Hobby Lobby.
I added faux stitiching around the image, mat and label then assembled the card. To finish I added amber colored gems to the center of each flower and covered the entire image with Stardust Stickles.
TIP FOR THE DAY: Clean your furnace sensor and blower motor monthly! Otherwise you will end up a frozen popsicle before it can be fixed!
Thanks for visiting - and as always - make sure to take a little time to play today.