I've been on another birthday card binge lately, so you'll be seeing quite the variety of birthday greetings throughout the week. This first one is for my sister's boss. I wanted to do something besides my fall-to layout that I've been using lately, so I started browsing through some of my favorites as SCS. I spotted this gem by Yvette and was instantly inspired. I liked the layout and the little details she did on each layer, so I incorporated those same elements into mine. The bottom olive panel is an embossed background stamp. The sentiment is showcased in an oval frame. I used silver hardware instead of just the punches. I did a little bit of piercing along the cranberry panel, but just left is piercing, instead of faux stitching. I also did some sponging on the main panel to bring in the earthy look.
Stamps: Silhouette Flowers, Harlequin BG from Starving Artistamps, Greeting from Faux Ribbon by PTI
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp
Paper: Ruby Red, White, Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp
Accessories, etc.: clear EP, satin ribbon, silver hardware, brads, pop dots, sponge, mat pack and piercer