That said...I did struggle with this challenge as I was trying a different layout than this, my normal no layer layout. My first try (okay first three tries) didn't turn out the way I would have liked but I'm not giving up on them as I think it would look really nice if I could figure it out. Anyways, I used the reverse masking technique for this card. I just cut a piece of paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then cut an oval out of the middle. I then layer this onto the cardstock that I'll be using and stamp, sponge, and create 'til my hearts content. For this card I used Shimmery White cardstock and the stamp set Cheep Talk. My colors are Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Ballet Blue. I then added some score lines for structure and tahdah! I must say that I really like this one!
Alright ladies...don't forget about my birthday celebration. You can read about that HERE. See you in a couple of days!