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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday meets Background Stamping

The challenge over at Embellish Magazine this week was to use the color scheme in the inspiration piece below as well as to create your own background.  I love to create my own background paper with Clear & Simple Stamps.  They are my absolute favorites to work with and I love how this background turned out on this card.

I've been wanting use this yellow felt that I bought from Papertrey Ink for awhile now and decided to use it with my peony nestabilities.  Not sure I love how it turned out with the grey center and button, but hopefully someone at the craft fair I'm doing in November will fall in love with them.

I chose to use the FTL109 sketch for this card, I will be using a lot of their sketches for my holiday fair as I love the clean & simple style of them.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card details:
Stamps: Art Deco and Circus Fun from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Basic Black, White, Lemon Tart, You're Such a Gray-cious Host
Inks: Pretty Little Black Dress, Going Gray
Accessories: Lemon Tart Felt, Peony Nestabilities, Mini black brad, Vintage Holiday Mix Collection, Black twine, Janome Sewing, large scallop border punch

8 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Striking color and layout Kim!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very pretty background! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Ruby said...

Love your background Kim! I can never quite get them right, but you've done a great job!

Tasha said...

Oh i love this! Super colour combo and such a cool design. I love your background thats so cool
love tasha xx

margie c said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and the flower! It's perfect :)
hugs, margie

the whimsical butterfly said...

I really like it! Those colors are hard to work w/ but I think you did a great job and the background stil really comes through. Great card!

Lori said...

Your background turned out beautifully, Kim. I can never get those images lined up right . . .

Charlene Austin said...

I'm sure everyone at the craft sale will love it! Good luck with that.

And how fun that you used felt....the current Embellish challenge is felt so come on over and play again!!

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