Monday, February 13, 2012

Simple Love

When I started playing around with stamped backgrounds two weekends ago, I chose to create one that had very subdued tones. Just by happenstance this week, I rediscovered this beautiful collage image in the very same hues! Don't you love it when a card comes together!

I started with a very simple background. The first layer is our Almanac Background in Antique Linen Distress Ink. Stamped over using Old Paper Distress Ink this was the Crazy Dots Background. The last layer was done in Brushed Corduroy with the Netted Background. If you like playing with stamped backgrounds too, come play with us at RRD where the Rebel Challenge is to "Use a Stamped Background".

The vintage collage image went beautifully with these soft browns but I wanted some pop so I went with dramatic red! I think it gave the card some zing. I matted the background panel, the collage image and the sentiment with red and I was done!

Simple Love
Stamps: Crazy Dot background and sentiment from Snow Hugs, Netted background from Just Sayin', and Almanac page background from Relish Reading (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Collage Image: unknown - was in my lovely box of random images - probably Enchanted Mercantile?
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Real Red (Stampin Up)
Ink: Old Paper, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Inks)
Embellishment: self adhesive bow

I am entering this card into the following fantastic challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Monochromatic plus One Color

That Craft Place - Love is All Around

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Hope you have a day filled with simple love and sweet moments!


  1. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shar this has incredible impact and the image of the little girl is so sweet.
    Beautiful stamping. Thank you for sharing with us at the FSC.

  3. The layered background is fabulous Shar and I so love the image, she is gorgeous. TFS.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Absolutely stunning!
    Thanks for playing along at TCP (That Craft Place) challenge blog!
    Lisa xxx

  5. What a beautiful combination of background and image. This is a gorgeous card.

  6. Fantastic background and wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. Love this! Great background and gret color choices. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Yvonne

  8. Wonderful created background, such a sweet image. Thanks for sharing wtih us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz

  9. I do love that delicate layered background. It does look so lovely with that little darling! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  10. This is beautiful Shar. Love that layered stamped background (really glad to know someone else that does this!) and the subtle colour tones.
    Great red contrast too. Really does make the sweet image pop.
    So lovely to see you over at FSC too.
    Fliss xx


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