Kristina's colour inspiration #24

I haven't had a chance to pay along in Kristina's colour inspiration challenges for SUCH a long time, and truth be told, I probably didn't have time for this one either, but I like the colours and as soon as I saw the picture I was immediately inspired to use the Baroque background stamp with the emboss resist technique, so that kind of gave me a head start.  It would be SUCH a shame to have a tiny seed of an idea and not follow through (despite needing to prepare for World Card Making Day, making a baby gift and folding my large mound of washing...) wouldn't it?! So here is the inspiration picture...

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And here is my take on not just the colours, but also the texture and design of the plate itself...

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I couldn't get the correct angle in a picture to show the embossed pattern, but basically I just stamped the big and beautiful Baroque background onto a piece of Very Vanilla, embossed it with clear embossing powder, then brayered over the whole thing with Pumpkin Pie ink.  The whole reason I actually got Baroque in the first place was because I envisaged it being used with the emboss resist technique, but up until now, have never actually tried it out!  I have plans for some more now though.....

I didn't want to do much else on the card as the background is so striking on its own and anything much else in the way of embellishing would have made it too fussy.  So I stamped the 'because' sentiment from Life Definitions inside the large label type stamp from Frames with a Flourish, sponged the edges, added some Hodgepodge with a smidgen of wide grosgrain and that was enough :)

"Kristina's Colour Inspiration #24" Stamps: Baroque, Frames with a Flourish, Life Definitions Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla Ink: Chocoalte Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, Hodgepodge Hardware (pewter), Chocolate Chip side grosgrain, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals