Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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Please see my Digital Stamps page for terms of use on freebies and some helpful information on digital stamps. My Freebies page has a list of the freebies on this blog.

Jun 3, 2011

Card and Background Freebie

Good Evening!

We went to Penticton the other day and also popped over to Kelowna to visit one of the Scrapbooking stores in the area since we don't have a store locally. I wanted some Distress ink refills so I could do some cards with a nice inked background, which I found. I also found a nice large stamp, and a few other little things. It's always a good day when I can go scrapbook shopping!! ;))

Here's the card I made using the inks and the stamp. It's a nice simple card.

I also felt like doodling a bit, so I made a background while playing. The text is an article from a Gardening magazine dated 1950. The flourish and flowers I put over top thinking it might make a nice background for a card.



It's a nice start to the front of a card. If you make something with it, I'd love to see it! It's fun to see what people do with them!

I'm working on a few other Sweet Peas which I'll be posting in the next few days, so check back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Carmen

28 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a lovely background! And also a nice layout idea for a card, so simple and elegant! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous card Carmen, I love the rich beautiful colours and the stamp over the top...beautiful. The background you made is wonderful...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Your card is wonderful, love the colors! Thank you for the background, it is lovely.

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  4. Beautiful background - I'm going incorporate it into a card. Thanks

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  5. Oh wow, this is just what I've been looking for. Thank you so much its wonderful...

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  6. I love this I am always looking for backgrounds and this one is perfect, I love it . Thank you bunches , this is such an answer Thank you again and again. Hugs Cathy

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  7. This is such a lovely background. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. very cute and useful. thank you very much!

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  9. This is a beautiful background! Thank you very much. Pat K.

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  10. beautiful card and I love the background graphic, I am sucker for script backgrounds thanks

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  11. Your card is beautiful! It reminds me of a lovely sunset.

    Thank you for the terrific background. I love it.

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  12. Lovely BG paper, thanks so much, love it.....

    Silverbutterfly

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  13. Gorgeous card, and than you for sharing this lovely background.
    Jose

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  14. Thank you so much for the fabulous freebie. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  15. Thanks for the background, perfect for cards which are "missing something". love the card too. xx

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  16. Thank you so much for the gorgeous background! It will get a lot of use on my cards. You are very generous to share your talent!

    Vicki L

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  17. Thankyou so much for the background. I will certainly let you know when I have used it. Love your card too.

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  18. Beautiful background paper. Thank you.

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  19. Thank you much for the very lovely background.

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  20. This is so awesome. Will work perfect for so many uses. Thank you!!!

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  21. LOVE the card, Carmen! The colors are fabulous.

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  22. That's really pretty. I'm going to use it for my next weekly card for my friend who is slowly recovering from her bone marrow transplant for leukemia. That's why I make cards. Thank you so much.

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  23. Your card is lovely...great colours!
    Thanks for the image..I love texts, this one is lovely!

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  24. Lovely card! Thanks for the background image. :)

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Thanks for the comments!