I found this background paper "somewhere" on the internet as a free download.
Would love to give credit, but quite honestly I forgot where I found it.
I stained it with a Memento Bahama Blue in pad and added
Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give it some shimmer and shine.
The Cardabilities Sketch #68 was the layout inspiration.
The colors were inspired by a challenge from a week ago or so but
I had company and never finished it -
so I saved it and modified it a bit and it works perfectly for
Digi Darla's "Winter Blues" (lots of blues) and
Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe
(I got three in this Bingo:
Glitter, Blue and Paper Piercing
Glitter Embossing and Black
Black, Gems and Ribbon)
And all of these blues and silver make it a perfect
Love/Valentines" card for the
in your life, and it works for
Stampin With The Dragon - Love Is In The Air and
Card Makin' Mamas - I'm In The Mood For Love
Digi Design's - Valentine's and/or Love Challenge
(they also have a "Mini" DT Call for anyone interested).
Several of the challenges I wanted to enter required buttons. Not having any, I used a tip I found on
Top Tip Tuesday - and sliced a cork very thin, added a few holes and viola - I had my button. I added some color to it, but it didn't show well. After all this, I ended up NOT using the button. I just didn't care for the way it looked on the card.
Additional challenges I'm entering with this card are:
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends :) (a bow)
Clear It Out Theme: Circles Stash: Anything
(they also have a DT Call)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Challenge 81 - Circles
Love To Create - #50 Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Catch The Bug - February Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Punch It Out
(this circle die from
Cricut's Best Images of 2006
is getting a work out)
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything With A Die Cut
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Challenge 2 - Bling It Up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
A Card A Day - Week beginning January 28th
Bunny Zoe's - Celebrate
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes with a Stamp