2 for One, Coffee & Cream

Another SCS Challenge this week was to use only Brown tones & Vanilla. Here are the two cards I came up with:

I'm not overly wowed by either, but they aren't bad. It was my first real attempt at a Cuttlebug Embossed background and trying to apply ink/color. The Brown one I embossed the Close to Cocoa layer, and then smudged over it with the Vanilla Craft pad. The pad is fairly dry, but it still smeared more than I would have liked onto the background. I then tried again and lightened it up by emobssing on the Vanilla. I applied Pastels to the embossed image this time. Better, but tedious. I'm thinking, and will have to try, a more solid image. This one is very open. And, I hate that I have to cover the flowers, my favorite part of the image, to add the words! It just didn't look right to go up or down with them!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love these...and I'm not a fan of "brown"! These are beautiful...good idea with the vanilla craft pad! :)

Anonymous said...

I used the embossed image in a subtle way, too. i stamped over it with a very unobtrusive dot stamp using VersaMark and embossed it with a glittery powder. then i rubbed gold powder over the whole thing. or was it the other way around? lol! anyway, love that image! ------Shala