Ok...I really do like how this card turned out...but it is SO not my style! ;-)
This morning I went blog hopping looking for some inspiration and found it here in the form of a sketch challenge. Doesn't hurt that there is a potential "prize" for this sketch challenge! But mainly I just chose it because it was different than anything I've ever done.
When I printed the sketch I envisioned a pink/yellow card using my flourishes set. Very soft floral...even thought about making it into a baby card. As you can see...that is SO NOT what it evolved into! :-) I'd called this "grunge"...others call it shabby chic I believe. Here are the pics and I'll tell you what products and such I used after the pics.
Ok...like I said...I started with a pastel idea. I stamped SU's Linen background stamp tone on tone 2nd generation on the pink cardstock. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday (CTMH) in black...but it looked SO black that now the rest of the card looked silly. So I inked all the edges of everything. I stamped the flourish (Autumn Leaves) in 1st generation pink. Still looked unbalanced...so restamped the flourish in black...moving it just a bit to the right. The bottom scallop is made by using SU's slit punch...repeated punch moving down the strip of cardstock. Then I went back and used a regular hole punch in the middle of each scallop so the yellow showed through. And THEN I went back with the 1/16 punch and punched a tiny hole it each of the larger holes. I added the flowers (and inked them as well). The strip of yellow is faux stitched. Used my SU piercing guide and punched every other hole and then connected.
Anyways, hope you enjoy!