Embellish Challenge: Background Stamping

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Barely squeaking out a card for the current Embellish challenge...which is to use background stamping with the above colors. At first glance I thought, "These colors just aren't for me". But as I scrolled down through the DT inspiration pieces...I fell in love. Gorgeous work, I tell ya, that made these colors look like they were DESTINED to be together. I used the images below for my background. The butterfly is from Butterfly Dreams (PTI) and the other images are from the first set I ever purchased from Papertrey Ink, Boxes, Bags and Tags. (I love this little set and think it makes the prettiest background pattern!)
The DT used lots of tone-on-tone looks which I loved. And they used butterflies, too. I couldn't help but go with that.

My card has a mixture of embossing and straight stamping. I used some alchohol inks to die some creme seam binding to make it match. I think it did o.k. The really BLACK paper is Black Suede from Hot Off the Press. I love that stuff!!

Hope you like it!!
Gotta's time to get the critters!!
Thanks for stopping!!


  1. Loving the butterflies! Thanks for joining the Embellish background stamping color challenge.

  2. That's gorgeous! And very elegant!

  3. This is amazing! You have the most stunning creations!

  4. Geri, this is amazing. Love all your stamp work. I am speachless. :)

  5. OMG I just about fell out of my chair when I saw this. WOW WOW WOW!

  6. WOW! This is an amazing well lined up card! Excellent job on that background!

  7. Whoa. That is drop dead gorgeous!

  8. Wow! This is so gorgeous! I'm amazed! I have these sets and I am going to have to try this!! Wow!! Stunning!