I used my Faber Castel Pitt pastel pencils to color the images. I used some soft pastels for the background, which I had shaved from their block and applied with a cotton makeup remover by rubbing the shavings into the card stock.
The Stampendous birthday verse seemed just the right stamp to use for my sentiment.
Some sequins, twine, and small feathers for accent, and a drop of Glossy Acccents on the leaf for interest and texture finish off my card today.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Spread your wings
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Happy birthday
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope my card didn't make you too anxious for spring! Although we have had a very mild winter so far in upstate New York, I'm so very ready for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. And I am anxious to get back to my garden!