Today is my Mom's birthday so it's only fitting that I post a birthday card. Now this is not the card I'm giving her, but it is a birthday card. I had this idea for the card and it didn't really turn out the way I had pictured in my head. I loved the background technique that I saw on the Onlinecardclasses class Stretch Your Stamps 2 where Kristina Werner made the most amazing background with a heat embossed background and some watercolors. It was so amazing and my version, well, it's not. I used the cutest background stamp from Impression Obsession called Sketchy Flowers with some Versamark and clear embossing powder. I then used some Distress Ink markers to watercolor in the flowers and the background. I'm just not in love with it, but often these cards grow on me after time. So I used my Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp dies to cut a white background with the largest and then the next size down on my background stamp panel. I layered them on an orange card base. For the sentiment, I pulled out the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat stamp set and stamped the cute birds in Momento ink then colored with copics. I stamped out the Happy Birthday set with some Orange Peel Simon Says Stamp ink and then added them all to the card with some pop dots.