Pool Party makes a gorgeous card base! I've layered Very Vanilla onto it with a strip of the wonderful First Edition speciality paper and a Calypso Coral dotted scallop ribbon border tucked under it.
The beautiful label from Everything Eleanor is stamped right over the paper and then masked while the flourish is stamped over that. This gives a really layered look but without the layered bulk. The birthday sentiment (do you recognise it? Yes it's from my favourite Happiest of Birthdays set again!) is coloured with markers and stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. I've cut it out with the Large Oval punch and embellished it with stamped flowers.
Calypso Coral is one of the most glorious colours for accenting and I think it looks wonderful with Pool Party, Island Indigo and the fabulous Lucky Limeade. This butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings embosslits die and has to be one of my most frequently used embellishments. I like to pretty them up with pearls and the chains of pearls on the Basic Pearls sheet fit perfectly in the centre.
While I was in the middle of designing this card I thought it would be a great idea to add a lining to the card base. I've decorated one corner with some of the stamps I'd used on the front of the card - and I must say I do like the way it looks.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Other: Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Pearls, First Edition speciality designer paper