This week it is the birthday of both my daughter and my son, today in fact. The two cards are the ones I made for their birthdays.
This card was for my daughter. First, I made the background layer for the card, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Dried Marigold and Fired Brick to colour the card. I used a Tanda flowers and swirls stamp for the background and stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress ink. The second layer on the card I stamped with another swirl stamp around the edge using Mustard Seed Distress ink, then blended the Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold inks on the edges of the card. I stamped a long swirl on the middle of the card then cut out 3 larger flowers and layered them down the card. The dark brown base was edged with a Fiskars border punch.
The sentiment was stamped on the scalloped circle and the flower was made from shrink plastic and coloured.
The stamp is a very old one that was given to me by a friend from a collection of school stamps that were used in junior classrooms many years ago.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from Montarga.