Happy Birthday Today
Using the bricks stencil, run through your die cutting machine and emboss. Leave the stencil in place and colour starting with the darkest colour, raw umber pan pastel and place a the bottom of each brick. Next add yellow ochre and finally pearlescent orange pan pastel. Blend them together with colourless blender.
Colour leaves with pearlescent green, bright yellow green and permanent green shade. Again blend with colourless blender and cut out. Use pearlescent orange pan pastel to colour buds and pearlescent green, bright yellow green and permanent green shade for the leaves/stem. Blend with colourless blender and cut out.
Using the same colour card, cut a die cut frame and a smaller inner panel. Stamp the sentiment on to the inner panel and colour the edges with pearlescent red pan pastel. Place the frame and sentiment panel centrally on to the brick background. Begin adding the stamped images around your frame, layering at different heights. Finish the flowers with gold pearl Liquid pearls adding some wooden hearts as embellishments, coloured with pearlescent red pan pastel.
Apologies for the poor photos but I lent my camera to my son for a media project and I think he has fiddled with the settings although he swears he hasn't .... uuummm, was taking great shoots before it's outing with him!
Hoping to give my car a long overdue wash and clean today, if the rain stays away, as unfortunately it is looking very sorry for itself. Hope your day is a little more exciting than mine,
x x x
Products and links:
Allsorts - the colours of autumn
Crafty Friends - one for the girls
Suzy B's - use a diecut
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - something stencilled