"life" has got in the way of me entering the last couple of challenges, and as it's my brother-in-law's birthday at the weekend (and as I've been late with other birthday cards so far this year!) I was determined to combine the two.
I have however, had trouble scanning this one (tried taking a photo too, that was also unsuccessful) due to it being quite light.
It's also not quite as "dirty" looking as it seems - the edges of the card are coloured with bundled sage; which I've used with tumbled glass to stamp the image. The card scrap I stamped the image on is also edged with tumbled glass. The stamp I used is a Magenta one, (some of my favourites) and I stamped a second image and cut the corner and middle squares to add some dimension. The text is a Wendy Vecchi one, I wanted something small (I have lots of large greetings but not many small ones.... excuse for shopping, me thinks!) and I edged this too in the same inks.
I am fairly safe in posting this now as I don't believe Graeme reads my blog so it won't spoil the surprise.