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Varada Sharma

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Hello Friend – fun backgrounds for die cut focal points

Hi friends, today I have a simple to create, but fun card with a little pop of color + some dimension (nothing too layered or bulky, just enough).

Hello Friend - enhancing backgrounds

I love the big bold blooms and funky leaves from Spellbinders Victorian Garden Romantic Blooms die set. I die cut these using bold yellow for the flower and teal color for the leaves.

I wanted a fun, modern background for these, so I paired them with Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers stamp set. One of my favorite tricks to make my die cuts stand out is to add some stamping on the background. I went with Archival Blank for stripes and SSS Lemon Zest (my favorite) bright yellow for the dots.

I also layered everything temporarily on the cardbase and stamped my sentiment ‘hello friend’ using same black ink. This cardbase is one that came in Spellbinders card kit. It