At last, it is raining and I think the snow is in retreat. I still have plenty of double sided tape but we've used most of the hay we bought on Saturday as there has been no grass for the horses to eat. Expensive stuff, this snow :).
I've used Kiki's pretty sketch for this card, turned on its side. I began with a brayered background which used two Adironack dye inks on glossy paper - denim blue and then bottle green. Then I black embossed a Hero Arts dandelion stamp on top. The gold embossed sentiment is a Graphicus Guild stamp from Elusive Images, stamped onto a bluey green distressed card.
I'd planned to use a paper with stripes of dandelion-like silhouettes of flowers but it didn't work as I'd hoped, so I used the other side of the card that the Happy Birthday is stamped on.
Each shape is matted onto a dull gold card and I've added little flower and leaf gems that DH bought for me from the Stamp Attic. The final touch was to gold emboss a railing image from a Paper Artsy stamp that came free with Craft Stamper magazine's subscription. It didn't emboss perfectly across the bulk of the card layers; I filled in a bit with a gold pen.