Saturday, 17 May 2008
I got the idea for the background on this card from Beate's Grid Technique tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I used a linen textured cream card, and scored the grid lines with my scoreboard. Then I rubbed all over with green chalk and a ball of cotton wool. Slightly distressed the edges and added some faux stitching. Matted onto lilac paper.
The flowers are made from this same lilac paper, with black paper centres. This paper always photographs more blue than lilac no matter what I try! Coloured with green markers. The basic method for making them is the same as the No Tools Flower, but the shapes are punched out rather than hand cut. I will put up more info on this during the week. The Happy Birthday is from my Tiny Phrases Woodware set, stamped on a Nestability Oval backed with a lilac scalloped oval.