Today is my friend Cathryn's birthday. It was the lovely Cathryn who got me into all this craft last November so I thought I should make her a card! I have been struggling with my composition on cards (been doing too many tags!) so I sought inspiration from Jenny Marples over at Pushing the Right Buttons. I have Jenny's blessing for my Jenny style card.
At both Country View Crafts and That's Crafty the theme is to use stencils. My background on this card was made with lots of distress inks and the Tim Holtz doily stencil. Having laid down an inky background I spritzed water through the stencil and lifted with cloth to remove some colour. Then, once dry, laid the stencil back down to add more ink through in places. I love how this creates the illusion of depth.The same technique was used on the central panel but slightly darker. On this panel I also took another stencil and inked through.
I added some flowers, greenery and my sentiment.
Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday Cathyrn!