Birthday Pottery

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For today’s Color Challenge (CC525), we had a wide range of choices. I chose the far left row of colors (saffron, pistachio, sky, cantaloupe) for my card. The main reason I went with these colors was I came across a background I made a while back, using embossing folder stamping & some shine sprays (I sprayed the colors directly onto the embossing folder, then lightly pressed it to the paper).  The colors are almost exact matches, so that was that! Then I couldn’t figure out what to do with it, lol. I finally pulled out one of my favorite images, these pottery vases, colored them w/ Copics & fussy cut them.
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I stamped them again on top of the background after I die cut it (no way was I going to cut out those skinny little branches), then attached them on top. An extra center vase was popped up. The greeting is combo of the actual stamp & a couple of die cut words w/ their first letters snipped off to replace the ones in the stamp. I used a stamp positioner to rearrange the rest of the greeting to fit where the die cut letters would be. A sky blue layer, some black sequins & a black Candi dot were added to finish. These are the Copics I used for the vases.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Vases, Happy Birthday
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, sky blue 
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Serendipity Believe die & Hope die, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, black Permapaque marker (to edge the panel), black sequins, black Candi dot, Heidi Swapp shine sprays, Quatrefoil embossing folder (Paper Studio)

I’m also adding these cards to Virginia’s View Challenge #14!

5 Responses to Birthday Pottery

  1. This is so pretty! Love the fact that you used a background you already had. I just love the dimension you achieve in your photos!

  2. Lovely work. I love your background. How clever to stamp out the branches overtop of your fussy cutting. I would have never thought to do that.

  3. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Beautiful work, lovely card!!!

  4. Avatar Vickie Z
    Vickie Z says:

    This is beyond gorgeous!! Those cases are fabulous and the background is perfect!!

  5. Avatar Cindy C.
    Cindy C. says:

    Wow so beautifully done!!