stamps: abc-123 sketch alphabet & numbers, distressed dots, for my family & teen tiny sentiments from stampin up!, cheers bear from lili of the valley
inks: archival ink (chrome yellow), tim holtz distress ink pad ( faded jeans & squeezed lemonade), memento ink pad (tuxedo black), promarkers
cardstock: craftwork cards digi cardstock, 6x6" card blank
I started by inking my card blank in blue, along with some papers to use as matching matts. I then created the background paper by inking the whole sheet yellow, then randomly stamping the '50' around the page. the second backing paper was made using the same yellow, but this time with the dots background stamp onto the white cardstock. I then stamped my image, for the topper, and coloured him using coordinating promarkers. I cut the dotty paper and topper into tag shapes and matted them onto blue inked cardstock. I then punched holes at the top to thread some ribbon through to complete the tag effect. these were then placed onto the card, following the sketch. the first was stuck using double sided and the other raised on foam pads. the final step was to stamp the sentiment onto the dotty tag, in line with the topper, using the edge of the block to make the alignment easier.