Easy backgrounds for clean and simple friday

This card is for today’s clean and simple blog layout sketch – and what is even better is that I had the background already done and set aside!

Years ago I received a bunch of different colored metallic papers as part of a kit club that I had joined.  I don’t use metallic often and I gave much of it away, but kept this piece that ended up being a perfect match for SU’s apricot ink! 

Not too long ago I was playing around with the PTI set Tin Types.  I did not have a card in mind, just stamping the background images on white cardstock in different ink colors, figuring I would eventually use them.  This is a great way to play around with your background images and gives you some ready made pieces when you need a quick card. 

I found this background that I had stamped in apricot and paired it up with the metallic paper and I was halfway finished.  Lucky for me I had just enough of the metallic paper to make the strip across the bottom (punched with a Martha Stewart punch) and for a flower (fiskars punch).

The sentiment is one of the $1 stamps from Michaels – chosen because the font had a nice handwritten feel to it.

All that was needed to finish the card was a white button for the center of the flower!  I like the light and airy feel to this and think it is perfect for a summer birthday.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to check out the other cards on the Clean and Simple Blog linked here.