Saturday, September 25, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge Using Background Stamping

Hi friends! Embellish Magazine has another color challenge, this time using background stamping. I really love the color combination and was thinking of building a background using different stamps. But then I suddenly decided to go with heat embossing. Before I go on about how I assembled my card, here's Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge using Background Stamping.

I used Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse to make the background of my card. I stamped the images with Versamart Ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I wanted a little shine on the card without using too much bling. I dry embossed my center panel and punched the edges. I was wondering after I made the card if that was even worth it, because you can barely see it under that huge ribbon! Haha! Oh well! It still looks good to me anyway! :)

The frame underneath the ribbon was made with my Cricut. I made a whole bunch of them with this very very thick cardstock. It's so thick it's almost like chipboard. I actually found it at my husband's local comic book store. They sell 100 sheets for $7. I've had them for a long time now and haven't even gotten through half of it! Anyway, I tied the ribbon twice to make it look big and tied the pearl button in the middle. I just love adding twine to ribbons. I think they add a lot of texture to what's already there.

I actually took the picture during the day hoping it would turn out beautifully. But it's a little gloomy out so I didn't get the full effect I wanted. Nevertheless, I still like the end result. Enjoy your Saturday everyone! I'll probably have some more cards out later on today. Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock - white, lemon tart (PTI), light gray, black (Paper Company)
Stamps - Victorian Frippery (Waltzing Mouse), sentiment (SU)
Others - antique white ribbon (Offray), twine (Michael's), button (Walmart), edge punch (EK Success)


  1. Jean, the big pearl accent in the middle too...stunning!

  2. This is a truly beautiful card! Love the embossed background.

  3. Elegant, beautiful, and Stunning!

  4. Stunning! Love the embossed background and pretty frame. :)

  5. I am loving your cards more and more lately, Jean! This one is truly beautiful. The silver embossing is so elegant, and the layering of elements in the center is perfect!

  6. Beautifully stamped and embossed design! Thanks so much for joining the Embellish background stamping color challenge.

  7. SO elegant and beautiful! You've done a fabulous job with the Embellish challenge!

  8. This is INCREDIBLY beautiful!! In awe.

  9. I love this .. its just stunning and beautiful.. So gorgeous! Congrats on making it at Embellish Mag.



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