The turquoise and coral colors were what stood out to me the most at first as I LOVE those two colors together! Then of course the black & white in the rug and throw, and the mimicking stripes in the shutters spoke to me, and just the whole Summertime vibe of the photo! With all that in mind, here's what I came up with:
Can never have enough birthday cards on hand, so I used The Greetery's Lemmon Blossoms and Birthday Blooms stamps sets, along with an older PTI embossing plate to make my card. I stamped and fussy cut all my images from the Lemon Blossoms set and die cut the "birthday" from the Birthday Blooms set and then arranged it all on the embossed white layer using the embossing plate. Here's a closer up so you can see the background better:
I know it's in a chevron pattern, but the chevrons are in rows which reminded me of the shutters and the stripes on the rug...especially once I matted it with a piece of black cs. Pretty CAS but I think it makes for a great summertime birthday card.
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