Saturday, May 31, 2014

You Are My Happy Place!

Happy Saturday!  I have a card to share today that combines a few challenges.  I am playing along with PTI Make It Monday Challenge.  This week is debossing stamped images.   I am using the colors from The Color Throwdown and the the sketch from Seize the Sketch.  

It took a couple of tries to get the background look I was going for exactly the way I wanted it.  I thought I could stamp first then deboss, but for this particular look and with the number of passes through my Vagabond, it looked better and was infinitely easier to deboss the background, make a stencil, then mask and stamp the background in that order.     

I combined many PTI stamp sets to get the background look.   I went vintage with this card.  The background sort of took on that look while I was stamping so I went with it.  I used Phrase Play 1 for the focal frame.  I have decided that I just love these Phrase Play dies. For some added dimension I offset the pink sentiment intentionally just for effect.  I finished my card with a seam binding bow topped with an aqua mist button and some clear sequins.  I really like the finished product.   I am also playing along with Simon Says Challenge.  This week is "Anything Goes!"

PTI houndstooth, newsprint, gingham, venice, and woodgrain backgrounds and Phrase Play #1 Mini  stamps
PTI rustic white, hibiscus burst, soft stone, aqua mist card stock PTI hibiscus burst, soft stone, aqua mist, and chamomile inks, Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection seam binding in Water, Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix,  aqua mist button, natural jute, foam tape, glue pen, Phrase Play #1 die, and Building Blocks die

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Love the debossing and the inlay on your gorgeous card Betty! The bits of stamped pink gingham and the bow just make me happy. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Sketch.
    Do you like or love your Vagabond? Just wondering if I need one down the line.

  2. Total awesomeness! Love the shabby feel and great use of the colors! Thanks for joining in at STS!

  3. Beautiful! Love all the different elements you combined in this wonderful shabby chic card...delightful! :0)

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the ribbon.
    Thanks for joining us at STS!

  5. So very pretty Betty! Love the burst of color and fancy bow! Thanks so much for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

  6. Beautiful! I wish I would have thought to make a mask for mine you are a good teacher! : )

    The background of your card is outstanding! I simply love how you made it perfectly to look vintage. And your bow? wow! now that is a great bow!! : )


  7. Betty, can't stop staring at the background you created! Wonderful! Just guessing at all the stamps you used, all masked, amazing! Lovely results!

  8. A fabulous card Betty, a lovely design and stunning background!!! Your die cut sentiment is gorgeous and beautiful ribbon!!!

    Thanks so much for joining with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  9. What a cool background you created, Betty! Love the shabby look with the pop of bright fun colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  10. Lordy girl... This just makes me smile!! Fabulous!! Thxs for playing at CTD!!

  11. Love your use of Phrase Play on this card, and the debossing looks wonderful!!

  12. This is so eye-catching, Betty! Love that hot pink "you".

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Seize The Sketch!

  13. What a pretty card. Love the papers and how you replaced the letters with pink... the ribbon treatment looks lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  14. Betty, this is absolutely AMAZING! I love the background, and how your set your word dies! You totally rocked my sketch this week at STS! Thanks for joining us


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