This is today's Technique Lover's Challenge on SplitCoast.....http://www.splitcoaststampers.com
We were to use the Grid Technique. I love this technique!
I started with a stamp set called Topiary....a rather old SU! set. But I love topiaries and just can't part with it.
I inked the pot in Versamark and then in Bordering Blue. Stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. Then I inked the topiary in Versamark and then in Old Olive. I used clear embossing powder and heat set it. I then stamped the tree trunk in Close to Cocoa. I used a sponge around the edges using Bordering Blue and Old Olive.
I accessorized with Bazzill snaps, some satin ribbon that I bought at Michaels and stamped "happy birthday" with Everyday Flexible Phrases. I added dimensionals under the topiary and "happy birthday".
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