Sunday, April 14, 2013

JustRite Secret Garden Birthday Card

Hello again!

My mother-in-law's birthday card was on my to-do list today.  Her favorite colors are earth tones- especially orange and green- so I planned on making a card with those colors.  I was looking through my stamps to see what to use when I saw the stamp I just purchased: JustRite's Secret Garden background stamp.  I thought the stamp was lovely, but when I purchased it I had a choice between buying this one and another JustRite that had been on my wish list for a while. I am so happy I bought this stamp! I started to play around with it and this happened:

The stamp and color combo blew me away.  The flowers looked so alive and vibrant that I had to take a photo.  I pulled out JustRite stamp set Forever Friends and Samantha Walker's Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents for the center.  I really wanted to show off the background stamp so I went with a sheer green ribbon.  I did not want to overbling the card and take away from the background so I added minimal pearls and a wooden button to the bow. 
These are colors I hardly ever use and my white embossing powder has not seen the light of day in a while.  What a great little lesson in crafting today: experiment! 

Other materials used: Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Stain, TH Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.
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11 comments:

  1. Wow, that background is absolutely stunning!! What gorgeous colors!! It looks amazing!! Your MIL will love it!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Beautiful love all the vibrant colors and how they all go so nicely together

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  3. ARRRGGG! You tricked me! I looked, and drooled over the gorgeous colours you used in this fabulous background for your card. Gosh, that stamp really is something! I bet your MIL will love this. I may have broken my rule about looking at entries, but it was worth it to see that stunning background.

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  4. I just couldn't resist that background stamp either! Lol you've done well with it,I love your technique and colors!

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  5. LOVE the simplicity and beauty!!Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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    1. Thanks, Migdalia!

      So happy I found your blog...it is too fun!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. OH YES - LOVE IT! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inpspiration ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Sheri!

      I am so loving this background stamp! Am in the middle of another card using the same inking technique but with Christmas colors. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Kathy Jo, this is beautiful. I love how you colored the background.

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  8. COngrads!!!!! Your card is stunning so well deserved...

    Please consider taking off word verification :) ... cant see those lil letters lol

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    1. I thought I had the word verification off! Thank you so much for telling me!!

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