But my dilemma was what would go well with the background. Today I spotted the Dreamcatcher duo set from Gina K. Designs and decided that would be the perfect focal image and sentiment for this background.
So I stamped the image in Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate dye ink onto Gina K. Pure Luxury Ivory card stock. I then colored only the feathers with a bit of light brown and added just a few flecks of gold with a Sailor gold pen to them and also in the net center..
Using a Spellbinder die I cut the focal image out with a plain oval die and sponged on a bit of light blue ink. Then I cut a frame out of Honey Mustard card stock with a Spellbinder scalloped die. I was not quite satisfied as to how that appeared, so I again layered that onto Cranberry Tart card stock and fussy cut around it. Ahhhhh! Now that I liked. I placed that over the background, layered the card panel onto more Honey Mustard first and then again onto Cranberry Tart card stock. I stamped the sentiment also in the Dark Chocolate and layered that onto the Honey Mustard and Cranberry Tart card stock as well. I finished the card by adding some gold bling along the sentiment.
I think this would be a neat card for many occasions where you want to give encouragement....perhaps on a new job, starting a blog (haha!), mastering a new technique or even a graduation.
I am entering this card in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week which the theme is based on the Olympics and they said to "Go for the Gold".
Here is a closeup of the flecks of gold in the feathers and the center of the dream catcher net..