The design elements just all fell into place. I started out by coloring the beautiful lilacs with various shades of Copic Sketch markers. Just dabble on the colors, they'll all blend together. I used a complimentary shade of yellow on the pitcher. Complimentary colors are colors that are opposites on the color wheel. If you add a splash of the opposite color, it really livens up your colored images. Trust me, just try it. :) I also added some white dots from my white gel pen to the flowers, zoom in to see a closer view. I then cut and embossed my image with a simple Spellbinder's Rectangle Die Template.
The sentiments are from Papertrey's Birthday Basics stamp set. I love that this set has main birthday sentiments and then supporting sentiments. A great set to have! I finished off my card with lots of purple splashes....the buttons, some shiny sequins, Plum Pudding ribbon, PTI Guidelines patterned paper and the green eyelet lace ribbon.
This card really defines what stamping is all about, using your supplies and creating something beautiful.....so get out your stash of goodies, dig deep if you have to.....and just start creating. You'll love all the *new* stuff you'll find. I'll bet a shiny new penny that you have products that have never seen the light of day or touched the surface of your stamping table. Gather it up girls and use it!