I made this card for my friend and co-worker Jessie for her birthday. I used two Creative Crew challenges as inspiration. One of this month's challenges is to use one of the retiring in colors. I chose my favorite, Wisteria Wonder. The other challenge is to use paper piercing in a new way. I pierced at the corners and used the holes to make the stitches with Wisteria Wonder bakers twine.
I also tried a new technique for me: chalkboard. I started with a piece of black cardstock. I used my embossing buddy to give it a chalky look. Then I stamped all of my images (all from Best of Birthdays) in white craft ink so they would look like they were drawn with chalk.