It's my niece's 18th birthday in a couple of days, so I'd better get this card posted tomorrow!
I took ages to get started as I couldn't decide what to do! I hope she likes geckos.
I know she doesn't see my blog so it will still be a surprise.
At Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge the theme is to use paste.
I had another go at making some of these geckos a few days ago using a Dreamweaver stencil and textured paste. I fussy cut them and coloured using distress ink and some pigment inks. Last visit my sister gave me some really long, biggish cue tips. Not sure what they're for but I used them to dab the ink on, I like the splotchy effect.
Edited to add: The brick wall is an embossing folder and I've distressed it with about 3 inks.
I used snippets galore on this card for the numbers and grass. The banners were stamped on a scrap that I distressed in yellows, and the flowers were diecut from a scrap of that. I'm linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
I finally remembered the button :)
At Seize the birthday it's an anything goes birthday project.
Materials used: Dreamweaver stencil; brick embossing folder; distress inks; pigment inks: Maya Road banner stamp; Memory Box number, flower & grass dies; tiny sentiment stickers from stash.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week,