This was the more involved card that I created for the Cards for Cancer stamping event that I participated in yesterday. Even though there were several stamping steps involved to created that image in the circle, this card actually was pretty easy for the guests to put together. I had them start by stamping the outline images first, and so many of them were pleasantly surprised that there are stamps to fill in the color. They thought that they would have to color in the image by hand. They also discovered that the images are really easy to line up, so they were much more pleased with the outcome than they expected.

I used this sketch for the inspiration for this card. The square panel and circle are a little smaller in my version so that you can see more of the pretty brick embossed layer behind it all. I didn’t want to have the circle image dwarf¬†the card; rather I wanted it to be a clear focal point, but the other aspects still get some visual attention.

I can’t get enough of the brick wall embossing folder, and I am so glad that it is not retiring at the end of this month. Many other elements on this card are retiring – the stamp set, DSP, ribbon and the colored cardstock. If you want these things then I encourage you to order them quickly before they are gone for good. I’m especially sad to be saying good-bye to this stamp set because I have not given it this love this year that I should have. Succulents continue to be popular and I’m sad to see these images go away.

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