Here are two recent birthday cards for close friends, Jenni and Sharon who both have their birthdays on Christmas Eve.
I used the Frame It set from Waltzingmouse Stamps as my theme and I was trying to get a trelliswork effect for the background using the Papertrey background basics - Tin Types. It's really easy to mask off the frame with post-it notes - what did we do before repositionable pads!!
The first one up has the background stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and the flower set from PTI's Four of a Kind is stamped in Chartreuse and Raspberry Fizz.
This one is background stamped in Chai ink and the dahlias and leaves coloured with copic markers. I used my dahlia die set to cut the leaves and flower - so much easier than cutting them out by hand.
Did you have a great Christmas? We had a very relaxing one and I intend to spend the next few days playing with some new stamps that my friend Betty bought over from the US for me - I have a whole two weeks off work - bliss!