I embossed this first card in black embossing powder, and colored it in with marker. If you are hesitant about marker bleeding on a colored image, embossing is a safe way to color in small areas without worry! I popped the leaf up on foam tape for a little extra interest. Sunset, Creme Brulee, and Smoothie cardstock from Close To My Heart gave a summer sunset feel to this color-blocked layout.
For this second card, I did the opposite. . . .I embossed the flower in white, on black cardstock. Also striking, but a totally different look. I decided to leave this card without a sentiment, so as not to distract from the intricate flower.
If you'd like to spy on some of the fun and new products from Close To My Heart, check out #vivactmh on Instagram and Facebook, for 700 or so fun pictures! I'm excited to see the new papers, stamps, and JEWELRY kits in the new catalog. (Yes - JEWELRY!!!)
I'll be back on the first to share some NEW cards from The Stamps of Life! I love that there's ALWAYS something new to share! Have a great weekend!