This card was 'coloured in' using designer series papers. It is a lovely technique if you have the patience for all the cutting work.
I used the stamp set called Birthday Statements in the Spring Summer catalogue - it is a lovely big imaged stamp and works great with this technique - however the Hooray stamped image did not work so well as there are too many background images - so choose your stamp carefully if you are using this technique.
Then cut around images - so for example on the coral patterned paper I cut around the flower images and the green patterned paper the balloon images and the purple patterned paper the bunting image.
Originally I used a patterned paper with a white back ground and different colours in the pattern for the flowers but this did not work as well as you can see - although still pretty it does not pop as well as the coral flowers do.
I stamped a small 'happy' and matted it to the coral paper and then matted the whole card to purple background paper and a purple base card. I used some sparkly dots for the middle of the flowers and wood leaf elements coloured using a watercolour pencil in green.
Here is the same card but with an added ribbon.
Keep a look out this evening on my Shop as the items retiring from the Main and Spring Summer catalogue are being posted at 8pm GMT.