I liked the classic shape of the Sweet Sunday Sketch #213 and decided to pair it with the Cycle Celebration stamp set. I had two different ideas on how to use it with the sketch and decided to make these two different ideas come to life.
The first idea was to use the sentiment block as the main shape and to stamp the candles on the panel behind. In this instance, I also used the Just Us Girls Challenge #234 (tall and skinny card) and the Paper Players challenge #189 (a tic-tac-toe - I did "birthday" + "any punch" + "ribbon or twine"). The Retro Fresh Designer Paper seemed perfect with the design I had in mind, and I particularly like the four Sweet Dots in matching colors I added to the stripes at the bottom. A bit of Dazzling Details was added to the flames.
For the second card, I went back to a regular card size because the bicycle in the oval was a bit big on the tall, skinny card. In this case, I pulled out the Sweet Sorbet Designer papers from Sale-A-Bration (I will miss those when they retire Monday). Ruffle and satin ribbon was added in the center, Sweet Dots on the bike image, a few Designer buttons in colors similar to those in the papers and I used the piercing template to add a frame around the oval die-cut. The sentiment that matches the bike says "Wheely Sweet Friend," but seems I'm in need of birthday cards at the moment, I used my Basic Grey Stampin' Write marker and Stamp-a-ma-jig to combine two stamps together to create my own sentiment. Neat, right?
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Cycle Celebration
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron
Designer Papers: Retro Fresh, Sweet Sorbet
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tango Tangerine, Pool Party
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Stampin' Write Markers, Tango Tangerine Pompom Trim, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Sweet Dots,
White Envelopes, Ovals Framelits Dies, Piercing Template, Designer Buttons,
Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, Summer Starfruit Satin Ribbon