This was one of several birthday cards made for the same recipient this month and as he likes nature this seemed like an obvious choice. I used a textured card as a base to give a canvas effect and a stencil to frame the image. I used a sponge to apply and blend blue and green shades of distress oxides which I then lightly spritzed with water. I stamped the trees using markers direct to stamps and the animals were stamped onto linen paper, coloured with markers and then adhered to the panel. I added the happy birthday wording in the bottom corner and then adhered the panel to the card base using foam pads. Stamps used are all from Stampin' Up!
I really liked the way the stencil frames the image and I plan to try out several other designs using this basic starting point.
Until next time