To create the lighter background: ink your stamp like normal, stamp on a scrap piece of paper and then on the card.
Card size is 5.5″ x 4.25″. Whisper White birthday layers is 3.25″ x 1.25″ and Tempting Turquoise layer is 3.5″ x 1.5″.
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