I started by making a background with Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China.
Then I added stencilling with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Twisted Citron. I used the TH mini stencils, sets 5, 9, and 10. Then I stamped the background with Halftone & Rings - this is my very favourite background set.
I wanted a nice 'blokey' stamp for my main image, so I've used this one from Sideshow, together with the numbers stamp. I've also used dies from Mixed Media, and Mixed Media 3 to chop into the background.
And we're all done! I love how these dies look when they are layered over the black card.
The 'happy birthday' is from my favourite Celebration set.
This card was in an envelope and in the post almost before the ink had dried lol.
Have a very happy August, and don't forget to join in with our challenge with your blues and greens.
Thanks very much for looking x