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By the Numbers


Hello, It’s Sunday and I am back with the next Theme Challenge over at The Paper Players. The lovely Leanne is our hostess and she has picked a fun one for us! It’s all about numbers! As soon as I saw this theme coming up the pipe line, I knew what stencil I was going to use and it’s bu the crafter’s Workshop. I have made a card very similar to this one in the past.

This card wasn’t suppose to have a fall color vibe to it, but that is where my creativity took me for two reasons. First, my blending brush must not have been cleaned off enough and my orange Oxide Ink came out on the browner side of things. Then, the bottom of the card started off with tiny candles on it, and it became a hot mess, and I didn’t like it at all. So I ripped them off and ended up with some spots that I needed to cover up. I decided it was time to take a walk and think about it for a bit. I finally decided, why not embrace the fall colors after all, it is the beginning of September and break out some leaves. I sponged the white paper with the same ink of the background, and popped the leave dies up with some dimensionals. The sentiment and leaves are both from Stampin Up. I still don’t love the card, but I did save it from the depths of the circular file.

I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their challenge of Birthdays!

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Stay well and happy creating, Nanc’

12 thoughts on “By the Numbers

  1. I think it came out lovely but I do understand. I don’t love all of mine either but often times they’re the ones that get the most attention. Go figure. I think the leaves were a great touch.

  2. As soon as I saw this card, I thought, How great of Nancy to make subdued fall colors. I love the look. Sometimes you just have to go with it.

  3. Well, I sure love this card! Love the soft colors in the background and that sentiment cracks me up. The fall leaves just add to the charm. Well done, my friend!

  4. Well I love it too! The colors are so pretty and what a fun sentiment!

  5. LOL, I love the process you went through to create your card! We’ve all been there! Your stenciled background is perfect for that fun sentiment! Love it all!

  6. I love the ombre number stencilled background Nance and the sentiment is fantastic – a super fun birthday card all round, with or without the leaves! Anything saved from the bin is a win in my book!

  7. Great save, Nancy. The added leaves look fantastic.

  8. I just love this amazing stenciled background and all the fall colors and leaves! That sentiment is the best, too! You rocked the numbers challenge! Have a great rest of the week!

  9. I’ll love this card for you! I love the fall feel with the brushed stripes of color in the background and the leaves up front! And that sentiment is so funny; perfect for that someone with a great sense of humor! Have a fun week!

  10. Love this! Excellent sentiment, and I’m particularly partial to the maple leaves. 😉 Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  11. Nancy, what a beautiful Fall 25th birthday. Your design is a master of this week’s challenge. Love the numbered background. Just perfect!

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