I liked all of Ellen's posts and decided in addition to the background I would take some of the techniques from her tag post.
Sorry, overexposed but I've included it to show the additions at this stage. I have stamped with DI Salty Ocean but it doesn't show in the photo. I used a Hero Arts stamp to add some stripes in white but it was too structured so I knocked it back with a baby wipe. You can still see them middle top but they are nicely muted now. I added white dots and some words in black on the LHS.
I cut a piece from the LHS to make this DL card. I added a red border on two sides. I wasn't brave enough to use paint so resorted to a red paint marker. I outlined with white pen. My Prima Doll stamp is paper pieced and I put lace around the bottom of her skirt.
Here you can see the black word stamping more clearly. The 18 is diecut in black card and mounted on a metal tag. I drew a thick black line across the top of her skirt to look like a belt and added a metal butterfly from Korthobby as a buckle. There are three mini pearls from Storyteller on her alice band and another one in the hole of the tag. The Gratulerer (Congratulations) is a Kort og Godt stamp.
My 18th birthday card is joining the fun at
Thanks for dropping by. I have a lot of this backgroud left and some ideas of how to use it so I am sure you will be seeing it again soon.......
Take care. Keep warm. Off to check out the latest PaperArtsy post......