Sunday, July 20, 2014


Welcome to another wonderful fortnightly challenge at 

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The challenge is to create your own background.  This is not something I am comfortable in doing so this had definitely taken me out of my comfort zone.  Here is what I did.  I started with some plain card stock.

I then stamped my background stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder from American Crafts.   I'm not sure where the stamp is from at all.  I lost the packaging some time ago.  After embossing I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  

It was still not where I wanted so I added some distressing around the edges with Stampin' Up Ink.  

After finishing the background I started in on the image.  This is called Dolly Birthday. You can never have enough birthday cards.  I colored her with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the bows on her and some Glossy Accents to the balloons.  The ribbon is from Offray, the sentiment is a Stampendous stamp & the papers all came from my stash.  The pink tulle is left over from my nieces wedding and I thought it would spark up the image.

I do hope you will stop by and check out all the wonderful inspiration from all the DT at Crafting When We Can.  Hope to see you in this week's challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

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Candy Spiegel said...

This is so cute! I love the tulle

Sari said...

Super cute, I too love the tulle, :D. Thank you for joining our 100th party challenge at Artistic Inspirations, good luck

crafty-stamper said...

Love the embossed background great image and love the bubble gum pink tulle.Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Rene said...

What a charming card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene :D

Rene said...

What a charming card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene :D

Helen said...

Great card - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Michelle said...

A beautiful creation - lovely colours and layout - thank you for joining in at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week - Michelle x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card,love image and wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations. I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

Paper Panda said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
Mandy x (PPCC DDT)

Caz s said...

This is so lovely...Thank you for joining us at Penny,s and good luck.


Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Ria Montefalcon said...

Beautiful image you used on your card, love those gift boxes too. Great celebration card. So glad you joined us at Sarah Hurley challenges.
xx Ria

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous bright creation love the tulle added. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}