I'm wading my way through birthday card orders at the moment, March is always busy especially with Mother's Day thrown in to boot ! You would think as this happens every year I would be more prepared....not a hope !
So, this is a card I've made for one of my Brother-in-law's. I started with the background and used a fab Katzelkraft brick stamp. I stamped with Versamark and the blended Pan Pastels over it. I love how Pan Pastels blend together so easily. The little horizontal strips have been embossed in the TH Collage EF and then I've used Walnut Stain DI direct to the card. The left hand panel has been stamped with another Katzelkraft stamp set called Alphabet Corrupt. I then put it through another TH embossing folder called Notebook. The main image is an Oxford Impressions stamp and I've cut it out using a Deckled Oval Nestability and mounted it on to a Labels 18 Nestability die cut.
The letter 'm' is from the TH Ideaology Grunge Board Alphabet Soup. It's been stuck to a piece of Grunge Board and then painted with black acrylic paint. When it was dry it's been sanded and then rubbed with Walnut Stain DI. The frame is cut using the TH Tag and Bookplate die. The swirl is cut using the TH Elegant Flourishes die and I've added an Ideaology Word Stick. The little tag is cut using my Quickutz and the Happy Birthday stamp is by Funstamps.
It's been a really miserable day here today, but I was secretly glad about this as it meant I could spend some, much needed, time in my craft room. Right, I'd better crack on with the rest of the birthday cards I need to make !
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
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