Sunday, April 6, 2014

So very sorry

** 4/8/14 Winner at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! **
** 4/12/14 Winner at Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog! **
**4/15/14 DT Favorite at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog! **

I'm back this evening to share another card I created with a DIY background and a very minimal list of supplies. Lots of fun and lots of inky fingers! ;)

I inked this background, using the DTP technique (my fav), with six colors of Memento ink, stamped some background text and embossed the flowers in gold. I really like the bold chunky look of this. To keep the CAS thing going on, I simply wrapped gold thread around a plain kraft cardstock background, then adhered the focal image piece to the background with dimensional foam pads.

This sentiment is so simple but yet so beautiful, powerful and versatile... this could easily be used for sympathy, an accident, illness, surgery, a break-up, etc.

Proud to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Tart cardstock; The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock
  • GKD Botanicals stamp set
  • Memento inks: Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal, Pear Tart, Paris Dusk, Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black
  • Ranger fine detail gold embossing powder
  • Gold thread

That's it... how's this for a minimal list of supplies?! And really easy and fun! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. simply beautiful and perfect for the challenge
    thank you for joining in the challenge at fantasy stampers
    Debbi x

  2. This is so Pretty, I saw it on StampTV :-)

  3. Stunning! Love the beautiful colors and emboss. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck, Dangina

  4. Beautiful. I love your background.. :)

  5. Wow, what a beauty! that gorgeous background with the gold embossing - fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  6. This is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  7. Oh yum. That background is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

  8. This is just stunning Leslie. I am in LOVE with those colors, and then the gold stamped on top is genius. Really, really beautiful!!

  9. Stunning work, Leslie - I love the gold silhouette and your background is fab. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  10. Love the rich deep colors!! Elegant with the touch of gold

  11. Hi Leslie. This is beautiful. Love DIY backgrounds, you can achieve a lot of depth with minimal layers. great card! Thanks for joining STAMPlorations' April Challenge. Good Luck! Monika


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