I loved the emboss resist background of the card on page 125 & made this:-
These backgrounds are so much fun to create & no two ever turn out the same. I have used Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla as my palette, with a mix of stamps from Butterfly Basics, An Open Heart & Gorgeous Grunge for the imagery. I absolutely adore the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that was used in the catalogue sample & can't wait for that to arrive in my craft room. :)
I actually have two layers of emboss resist here. One layer was created by stamping the foliage, butterflies & postmark with versamark ink, then heat setting with clear embossing powder. The second, very subtle, layer was done by stamping the honeycomb image with versamark ink & then heat setting (without embossing powder). You can (almost) see the honeycomb layer here:-
I added skewed layers as per the sample, with the vanilla panel & "friend" sentiment panel getting some distressed edges. I layered up three "hello" die-cuts to get the look of chipboard letters. added some gold twine (sans the gold thread) & popped the banner up on dimensionals:-
... & if you were wondering, the new banner triple punch is BRILLIANT! :)
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