using recycled cardboard and some Spackle I purchased at the hardware store a while back. I let it dry over night.
What I like about trying new things is that I usually learn something. I learned that having blank space between the texture elements works much better. When I tried printing the one on the left I didn't good a impression. I mainly got blobs of paint.
Gelli Plate wrapping paper is fun and easy to make. I started with a large piece of recycled paper. I gelli printed it using the homemade texture plate on the right.
The Happy Birthday is from Hero Arts.
The was large piece of paper folded in half. I made a quick envelope out of the printed paper and popped in the birthday gift.
The background for the card is a leftover paper napkin from my birthday party. I think the pattern is so fun. The candles were made with an embossing fold. I cut three of them out and mounted on the yellow. The birthday words are by Stampin Up.