Card Cafe Thursday with Kim Kesti!

Card Cafe Thursday with Kim Kesti!

It's Card Cafe Thursday and we are excited to have cardmaker extraordinaire Kim Kesti joining us today to share a great technique and a new like from Spellbinders!  Welcome Kim!

"Hi there, friends! Kim Kesti here showing off a darling card that was made with the new Celebrations collection by Richard Garay. Richard designed an amazing collection of dies, stamps, inks and lots of other goodies for Spellbinders that just released!

Cele Card 1

I wanted to share how to create this three step background that adds so much depth and punch to this card. 

Cele Card 2

First, use a really easy “direct ink to paper” technique to add swishes of color to your main card panel. Just swipe and drag your ink pad across the paper. Fun!

Cele Card 3

Next, stamp a large image over the inky background. This Celebrations Doily Fun stamp is perfect for the second layer on my card. 

Cele Card 4

For the last layer on the background, apply a spattering of the Cool Caribbean Silk Luster over the entire panel. Just tap and flick and the Silk Luster adds a pretty, glossy dimension to the card.

Cele Card 5

To finish the card, stamp and die cut (yay for matching dies!) three flowers and layer them up on the card front. Finish with a Cool Caribbean mat and Golden Glow card base. A cute wrap of the Celebrations linen adds another touch of texture, and you are done! Try this background technique on your next card!

Cele Card 1

Thanks for taking a peek!"

~  Kim Kesti

To see more of Kim's work, be sure to visit her blog:


2015-02-19T11:43:11+00:00February 19th, 2015|Card Cafe Thursday|


  1. Kelly A. Crowl February 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm


  2. Jean Marmo February 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    This is so pretty! Love the background and those stamps and dies!

  3. barbara macaskill February 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    So pretty! LOVE the Celebrations line by Richard Garay and Spellbinders! TFS!

  4. Dara Lynn February 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Super super cute!!!!!

  5. gisele February 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    so easy, so pretty, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  6. Sandy Clinton February 19, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Great card! I can do that!!!

  7. sherry stanley February 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    what great card and easy to create

  8. rosalie February 22, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and the recipe actually looks like I can make one and will try it!

  9. Jackie Scott February 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Beautiful card for any occasion. Great technique – thanks for sharing.

  10. Carol Mc February 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Love the background you created.

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