Jingle Belles blog to use only neutrals. I found this to be a real challenge but ended up making two Christmas cards for that challenge. I thought I would challenge myself again with the same theme, but this time, I created a birthday card. I began by selecting papers and cardstocks that were brown or tan. I even threw in some wall paper that I pulled from a sample book that was given to me. I used brown ink to stamp the outline of leaves and colored the leaves with markers and colored pencils. I layered these leaves on a textured piece of wall paper. It has these lovely horizontal stripes. I adhered the wall paper and leaves to a tan piece of cardstock and stamped happy birthday with brown ink. I layered the remaining pieces of wall paper (banner) and the patterned papers based on this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. It's a fun sketch and I am pleased that I was able to keep the card CAS even with all the layers.
Supplies: Stamps: Market Street Stamps, Growth, Stampin' Up, Birthday Whimsy,Colored Pencils: Crayola, Makers: Bic Mark It, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, This & That, Wallpaper: Wilton, Cardstock?, Adhesives: Scotch ATG