I keep seeing clouds on the background of cards lately and wanted to give it a shot. First I tried the non-template version which is using a scalloped circle or scalloped oval and sponge & ink. I cut one out in cardboard and went to work. It looked pretty bad when I was through so I went online to see others work. Don't laugh too hard, I used the scallop upside down. I should say that I inked on top of the circle at the top of my image. It should have been at the bottom of the circle, at the top of my image. KWIM?!!
In the meantime, I remembered that I had a Fairy Tale Creations template that I bought years ago at CKC. I bought them with my Hawaii trip in mind but honestly never used them. I gave it a try and it was much better than my first attempt, which is not saying much! LOL I need more practice.
I used this cute digi bee stamp from Dustin Pike. You should check out his blog! He gives free images on Wed. and has some amazing designs for very little $$. I stamped in the Happy Birthday but you could use it for just about anything! I really wanted to put Happy Bee-day in the banner, but I just wanted to get it done fast so I grabbed a stamp.