I had another play with my distress inks , I made the background in colours I would go to for a guy and love how it turned out. I decided I would used the same blue ink to actually stamp some flower silhouettes using wildflower stamps from the darkroom. which I then embossed with clear embossing powder. I sprinkled really quickly as I didn't know how long it would stay wet for, as it happened it was a bit hit and miss but I don't know enough about distress ink to know if this is how they should work to give a distressed look. Either way I think they look ok.
I mounted the image onto a co-ordinating brown card mat and then both layers onto a white base card leaving a white border.
The sentiment was again a darkroom sentiment of happy birthday stamped onto vellum again using the same blue distress ink and clear embossing powder ,then matted onto brown card again and placed on the central area of the image near the bottom.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Just us girls - blending
crafty card makers - tic tac toe
(embossing,stamp or digi, summer)
stamping sensations - anything goes with flowers
creative with stamps - celebrate
flower power - embossing wet or dry
Penny's -anything goes
come and get it -make your own background