What do today's two cards have in common? Bermuda Bay, handpainted papers, and embossed backgrounds created using my Big Shot!
I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder on this first card. I knew it would be pretty, but when it rolled out of my Big Shot, I couldn't help myself -- I squealed with delight! I especially love how it looks on the watercolored handpainted paper. I confess, I did futz with the ribbon a bit, trying to figure out the best way to add it without distracting from the embossing, until I had a V8 moment and just used a little strip of it. The "Thank You" sentiment is from the Oval All set, and it's layered with Stampin' Dimensionals inside a punched Scallop Oval. Once again, I'm astonished with how little it takes (sometimes) to make a WOW! card.
I especially like this holiday card created with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder from the Holiday Mini catalog. I kept this card simple, too, and just stamped an image from the Patterned Pines set on Whisper White, framed it, and mounted it on the handpainted paper background. Pretty cool, eh?
I wonder if I'm boring you to death with all these cards made with the Handpainted Paper technique. Tell you what, I'll make these two cards my last ones for awhile. I'm itching to start using some of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Designer Series Paper, anyway!