I found an old sketch that I thought would make a great card for my Dad's birthday. I also took some inspiration from the pattern paper I chose from the My Mind's Eye, cut and paste Charm 6x6 pad. I really love the patterns and colors in this paper.
I started with a card base of Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up. The pattern paper is more muted though, so I tried something new for me. I just recently bought a craft mat for my table and decided to get it dirty. I took the Crushed Curry ink pad and smeared it on the craft pad and laid the card front right in the ink. I love the texture it created. The results were so cool that I used it again on the Smoky Slate piece as well.
I cut some 1 inch pieces of three different pieces of pattern paper, and adhered them to the card base. I layered the grey mat next and then worked on the focal piece. I got the image stamp from the Happiest Birthday stamp set from Stampin Up. I used markers to color the letters, pulling the colors off the patter paper. I used, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, and Smoky Slate. I felt it needed something still so I layered it on a piece of Cajun Craze. The twine is some I found in a dollar bin at Target at Christmas time and the candy dots on the left are from Stampin Up.
The inside is a simple layer of white smeared with some Smokey Slate ink and a sentiment of two stamps stacked, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
Thanks for looking!