I also made this card for the current challenge on the Creative Belli Blog. The challenge found here was to make a clean & simple card, which are my very favorite cards so I just had to play along. Plus I'm entering my card for this week's challenge from the CAS-ual Friday blog which was to create a clean & simple card using: a pattern, an image, and a sentiment. My pattern is my scored background, my image is my flower, and of course I have my sentiment stamped along the bottom of my card. Whew! That must be a first for me...LOL I never end up making a card for more than 1 or 2 challengs.
The reason I loved Melina's card so much was because of the colors she used and so I decided to make my card with those same colors. I stamped the flower and punched it out using my blossom punch. Then for the next two smaller layers on top of my flower I just used circle punches.
My certainly celery card stock layer was created by using the adorning accents edgelit die (from the current mini catalog) and my big shot. My very vanilla background is dry embossed and I did this using a technique called faux tile. If you aren't sure what the faux tile technique is you will find the splitcoast stampers tutorial here.
When I created my background, I scored my card stock using my simply scoring tool and I made a pattern of small squares. When I was finished with my scoring I lightly sponged over top of my raised embossed areas using pretty in pink in and a sponge wedge. You will only want to lightly sponge over the raised areas.
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Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Thoughts & Prayers- for the sentiment
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake
Supplies: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Ribbon, Button, Twine, Blossom Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Spong, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Technique: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Faux Tile