Friday, June 17, 2011

Embellish Challenge....Background stamping with Hero Arts :)

Good morning!!!
Being a huge fan of Hero Arts...I had to play along with the latest Embellish Challenge of Background stamping.



Here is my card:

Besides from the obvious orange embossed background stamp, I have added a few other less obvious background stamps to the leaves and the flower just to give them some added interest :)
I think background stamps are the type of stamp I have the most of....I just LOVE to create my own patterned papers while playing with ink and embossing powder :)


I have some personal news to share....my baby girl officially graduated from College today. She graduated with Honors and received an award for the second highest mark in scaling...she found out today that she also passed her board exam so she is now a registered Dental Hygienist :) Momma is so proud!!!!...she only turned 19 this past May, so I think this is a huge accomplishment!


Amanda with three of her best friends from class:)



Have the most wonderful day!
Hugs, TRace

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts S5141 Four Leaf Grid, PTI Mat Stack 4 and Mat Stack 3 collection.
Cardstock: Neenah
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks in colours- rusty hinge, frayed burlap, and peeled paint.
Felt: PTI
Dies: PTI
Buttons: PTI


23 comments:

Lin said...

First, Trace, congrats on your daughter's successful graduation! I remember how proud I was when our boys did the same. The pictures are wonderful, looks like a great day!

And I ADORE your card - absolutely perfect for this challenge! Hugs!

Shirley said...

I can only imagine how very very very proud you are of her. What a beautiful girl too. I know you had her when you were a little girl too! I love your card! It is drop dead Summer gorgeous!!!

Nancy said...

Hello Trace! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. I know you must be so proud of your daughter. I adore your card. It is great!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my word Trace, you are one HOT mama! You look great and your daughter is gorgeous. I bet you are so proud. Loving how you used those Embellish colors, they scared me too much. Great work as usual.

Marlena M. said...

Your card is lovely. Both you and your daughter are BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to your daughter! What a wonderful accomplishment! ;)

Jill said...

Love your card- the colors ROCK. And HUGE congrats to your daughter. Wahoo!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful layers on your flowers and the frame! Congrats to your sweet girl! What a momentous occasion! Beautiful photos!

Cathy A said...

Congrats to your daughter on her graduation, you both look fabulous together in the photo. Love the warm colours you have chosen for your background card.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation, Tracey! LOVE your background stamping and all those perfect, little embellishments! And a HUGE congratulations to your daughter! That's quite the accomplishment, and you have every reason to be so proud! Hugs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Trace! I loooooooove your creation....and I am in AWE of your daughter! GORGEOUS! Congrats to her! What amazing accomplishments!!

ps....LOVE her dress and the dress on the left (nude with the black sash). Do share where to buy these dresses!! LOVE:)

Maria said...

That is one gorgeous card with the background stamping and embossing! Lovely flower, twine, and buttons! Congrats to your daughter! That is a wonderful accomplishment! She is very lovely! Also, a very beautiful photo of you and daughter!

Emily Leiphart said...

Graduating from college at 19? That is an amazing achievement! Congrats to your beautiful daughter and to you, Tracey! Your card is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by during Jane's Doodles Blog Hop!

Ruby said...

Ah congratulations on your wonderful news. What beautiful photos of you both (you look amazing!) and of all of the girls. Your card's not bad either lol (only joking... your card is GORGEOUS!) I'm so in love with those PTI dies

Colleen Dietrich said...

I was thinkin' what a gorgeous, color-drenched card you've got there, and then I see this photo of you and your daughter. You two are way, way gorgeous! What a stunning pair you are. You could be sisters. :)

Sue Lelli said...

Gorgeous card (STUNNING actually) GORGEOUS photos! You must be a very proud Mom! LOVED your post!

Alice Wertz said...

wait, what? you can't possibly have a girl that's 19!!?? you both look fabulous! and you have all the reason to be proud with all her amazing accomplishments at her age. Best wishes to your girl for a bright future. =) love your fab card, too! love the layering of elements. super take on the challenge. LOVE it!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

lostinpaper said...

Fabulous card, Love your mix of colours and 'hidden' background stamps, totally clever!! Congrats to your daughter! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos.

Becky Carafa said...

Beautiful card, and congrats to your daughter!

Judy1223 said...

Trace, WOW and WOW! First wow is for the card...amazing colors, amazing background...all around amazing! The second wow is for the amazing picture of you and your daughter (at first I thought maybe sister?) AND for her wonderful achievements. You must be so proud of her! Congrats to her and you!!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! That is great! Thanks for sharing some pictures :)
I love your wonderful card... the background is simply perfect! Thanks for playing along with us!

Kathy said...

Wah Hoo a big congrats sista even though this was JUNE!!!!!!!! It's amazing how much you both look alike and you both are so beautiful!! Thrilled that how Amanda pulled through and accomplished so much with honors etc....so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Hope everything else is good too. Hugs, Kathy
missu

CanadianScraps43 said...

Are you sure that you are not just sisters? Your not her Mom right! Your such a rockin Momma! Your both beautiful and big congrats to your daughter on such an accomplishment. Love the card, just gorgeous.

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