I played down the middle: patterned paper, yellow and birthday.
I seldom use patterned paper but these two are strips from the Bird Ballad DSP.
The beautiful birds on a branch stamp is my favourite from Free as a Bird. I've stamped and coloured them and then partially die-cut them using a Stitched Nesting die, which is bundled with the stamp set. They're coloured with Stampin' Blends.
I used my favourite sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, 'Fabulous at any age.' Once you're a certain age, that's all you need to hear on a birthday and my friends and I are at that age for sure!
The background is embossed using the new Brick and Mortar embossing folder. This folder is giving my favourite new folder, Scripty, a run for its money on the favourite position with the lovely texture the unevenness of the bricks give.
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