Today is Mark's birthday, so once again, he's "2 years older" than me! HAH! I really struggled a bit over this card, and it ended up different from what I had originally pictured, but I'm happy with the result so I guess all is well. :)
I really wanted to use Big Birthday Wishes, which I only recently added to my stash. I have had that fun Tag Sale #4 die for a while, but it has been woefully neglected. It was the perfect size for this sentiment, and I dressed it up by adding the cake image from Tiny Treats: Birthday. I felt like the bottom of the tag needed something... a scroll or medallion or some decorative element, but as I scanned my sets I decided to pull out Modern Basics, which I think worked perfectly.
The little present is from Make A Wish Additions and uses the dies also. Do you notice that subtle striped pattern? That's one of the background strip stamps from Half and Half, done in Versamark! I really like the effect, will definitely need to remember that! Other items used: Spellbinders Lacey Circle die, Stampin Up notebook edge border punch, PTI Argyle Socks patterned paper, cardstock colors Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate, Blueberry Sky button.
I finished the inside also, with a sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes, coordinating patterned paper, and the Modern Basics stamps again.
Thanks for looking!