Belated Birthday

by karen @ carefree creations - Belated Birthday

So this here is a sneaky peek at tomorrow’s challenge…shhhh! My blog doesn’t have but a few followers, so I feel pretty safe in posting this.

You might be wondering why I’m posting this card instead of using it for tomorrow’s challenge post. It is because – to ME – this is not CAS…and tomorrow’s challenge is a clean-and-simple (CAS) challenge. I know to some folks this card, with its limited layers and simple design would indeed be considered CAS – and that is fine! – but for me, this is not CAS (I think it is the busy pattern paper).

But, I do like the card! It is fun and festive – something I definitely wanted to convey since it is belated.

And I used a stamp set whose images have yet to see ink (we’ll just pretend that we don’t know I got this set back in 2008, shall we?).

I did try a bit of a technique – the name of which is totally escaping me – on the background. The concept is that you emboss two pieces of paper together so they become embedded and appear seemless.

Just 4 more weeks of school!! Then I’m done with volunteering and PTA and maybe I can get back to doing some stamping! … at least until August 😉

Thanks for taking a peek!

Belated Birthday
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI);
Ink/Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White, Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet (PTI); Cocoa (Momento);
Other: Lime Twist pattern paper (MME); Square Lattice embossing folder (SU); Mat Stack 6 die (PTI);