My first inspiration came from the lovely photo below at Hand Stamped Sentiments. As soon as I saw it I wanted to use it to make a card. :)
I took the colors from the photo as well the little bow on the girl's shoe. The colors I used were So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, with just a touch of Baked Brown Sugar.
The stack of 3 books made me want to find a sketch that had strips or blocks that I could fill with color. Mojo Monday didn't let me down. :)
To add the round portion I stamped the flower from Oh, Hello stamp set using Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizzazz markers onto a Tea Lace Doily. To make the stamped image stand out I punched out a white 2 1/2" circle and adhered it to the back of the doily before putting it on the card.
Even the inside is decorated on this one. I used a background stamp and versamark to create a background. Then I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment (retired SU) and cut that out with the window's framelit.
Let me tell you, working with two challenges to make a card was way more fun than fighting with my iron. :)
Stampin' UP! Products Used
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Afternoon Picnic DSP, Twitterpated DSP (retired), Pear Pizzazz CS, Baked Brown Sugar CS
Stamps: Oh Hello, Retired Happy Birthday
Accessories: Tea Lace Doily, Basic Rhinestones, Windws Framelits, Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim Ribbon