Friday, May 24, 2013

Make your own background for Cards in Envy

This card is for the Cards in Envy (short for envelope)  May 20th Challenge- Make your own background.  This Challenge requires that cards can easily fit in an A2 envelope,  has no big bumps from embellishments, and is less than 1/4 inch thick with all the layers)  I was really taken with one of the DT cards for this challenge and decided to try her background technique.   Check out Denise's blog.  She does awesome work.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Three Scrappy Gals Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Gingerloft Challenge - Happy Birthday!

The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #11 - Flowers
Whimsie Doodles Challenge - Paper Piecing
Anything Goes Challenge # 93 -  Handmade Backgrounds

Papertake Weekly Challenge - If the Paper Fits
Rubber Buggy Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday Carol!!!!


  1. Awesome! I love how your background turned out and Denise will be so thrilled you tried out her technique! You made a very lovely card for this challenge and thank you for joining in with us at Cards in Envy!
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  2. Love how your background turned out! Your card is really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  3. Love the background - great idea! It's perfect for your flowers.

  4. Such cool background, great technique! Thank you for joining us at The Rubber Buggy :)

  5. Gosh, Debi, you have been awfully busy! Love all three of your cards. I especially like the take on Beccy's sample with that cute little buggie-guy. All three cards look fun, and very pretty. Funny you mention this card in envy. I created a card specifically for their blog and as I was uploading to their site, I see it cannot be large than an A2 card. ACK! I have never made A2 cards. I did not quite understand their reasoning because it costs the same to mail an A2 card as a 5x7 card. But I was a good girl and quickly removed my card from their challenge. Sigh. LOL Your card is really pretty with the cheery sunshiny background, and wonderful poke-a-dotted leaves. Truly delightful cards, Miss Debi! Thank you, as always, for sharing! hugs, de

  6. I am so pleased that our challenge has inspired you, and you have done such a wonderful case of Denise's background technique, with this really pretty card. The colors work beautifully together and I love your flower with the paper pieced petals. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards at Envy.
    Danie xx

  7. Stunning in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing this with us at Gingerloft for our Happy Birthday challenge this fortnight. Susan (DT)

  8. Very pretty paper piecing, thanks for linking up with whimsie doodles!

  9. A really super card and love the backgroune. Thanks for joini ng us at anything goes this time and good luck.
    Carol xx

  10. Lovely card and background - love that flower too! thanks for joining Gingerloft - come back and visit us again - Gail DT

  11. Love the way you have done the background, and the flower is gorgeous too. Thanks for joining in with the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Liz xx[DT]

  12. You have created such a lovely card. The paper pieced petals and pink ribbon are the perfect touches to finish of that fabulous background. Thanks so much for joining us again us at Cards In Envy!

  13. This is gorgeous! I love the yellow! I've used plum, brown, blue, olive, garden green and pinks for backgrounds using this technique but I never thought of using such a lovely yellow. Your card is just beautiful. Great job!!

  14. What a beautiful card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  15. Very Pretty! 8-) Love the Sweet paper pieced flower & the custom stamped BG too! So glad you could join us at Whimsie Doodles! 8-)


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