Therefore my background came together very quickly but finishing it off was another story...
Anyway, I started by creating a stencil using a PTI die that has been waiting patiently to be used (NBUS 1). I applied distress inks (scattered straw and wild honey) and then traced the outlines loosely with a Micron pen to mimick the pattern from the magazine. To finish my card, I finally settled on a simple strip of black cardstock that I cut to match the curves of my pattern and heat embossed the Hello sentiment from Avery Elle's Brushed set (NBUS 2) in white (SSS). I placed a white thread nest behing my sentiment strip and added a few pale yellow sequins from Studio Callico (NBUS 3) for some added interest. My background panel was adhered to a black card using foam tape.
NBUS #5 - Anything goes with never before used schtuff
AEIHeartU challenge - 28 Non-white card base
SSS Wednesday challenge - Die crazy (I used the die to create a stencil)
Virginia's View challenge - 8 Geometric patterns