Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Apothecary Roses

My sister is celebrating her 55th birthday tomorrow and the card above is already on it's way to her.  I had stamped and colored these images from Apothecary Art some months ago thinking that it would be good to have them on hand when I was pinched for time and it seems I'm always being pinched for time these days.  Maybe that's where these strange bruises came from on my arm.  No, I don't have some strange disease, I've been unpacking boxes at work and stocking the supply room.  Thus the bruises.  But working these 10-hour days to get Friday off leaves very little time to do everything that I want to do when I get home from work.  Still, I managed the other day to get these two cards done thanks to my earlier coloring session.

I brayered my new embossing folder (from the SU Holiday mini) with some Daffodil Delight ink and boy did that pattern pop.  I cut a two slits in the banner portion of the image so I could thread some Daffodil Delight seam binding through it and that's how I added the bow.  The sentiments come from a retired set called Warmest Regards.  

The second card is going to an acquaintance who just had her hip replaced and is recovering very nicely I've heard.  

I can't make up my mind which one I like better.  Which would you choose?


  1. These are GORGEOUS Lorraine! I love the brayering of the embossing folder and the amazing coloring of the flowers! I also love how you added the ribbon! Just perfect!

  2. That's a gorgeous looking folder, and wow, you've certainly perfected brayering them to get the colour! If I hadn't been sure that was what you'd done, I'd have thought it was pre-embossed paper :D.
    I think I have a marginal preference for the yellow one, but it's a very hard choice!
    Sorry about the bruises! Not fun...I had to get DH to hang up the bicycle in the shed (since it's been a couple of months since he last used it) as I often bang against it and got a particularly bad bruise the other day.

  3. wow I love the daffodil yellow it is so bright and cheery ... made up a beautiful card ...


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