I really wanted to try a scene card even though I am generally not good at creating scenes particularly with sponging backgrounds. This is my effort and while it isn’t a great card in my mind, it isn’t a truly bad one either so I am using it for a masculine birthday card.
I had already created the stenciled background using a gift created by a stamping buddy. I used silver embossing paste and sponged in the colour once it was dry. Added it to the striped background, after placing some ribbon in the middle, so it would have a border. Using a die cut oval and some masking I sponged in the background to give a sky and some clouds around the distant mountains. Coloured in the balcony railing, the table top, and the wine on top. Fussy cut out the sentiment strip as I wanted curves not straight edges.