Today, I'm going simple and just using the stamps. The characters in the "Birthday Delivery" stamp set are reminiscent of characters from my childhood--and if you're of a "certain age" you may be reminded of some childhood characters, too. Today's card reminds me of Dr. Seuss.
I started by stamping the poodle in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White. I used a Blender Pen and some Powder Pink ink to color in her fluffy puffs. I colored her bow with a Blender Pen and Tranquil Tide ink. I cut this piece out with a Square Layering Framelit and cut another, just larger scalloped square from the center of the Tranquil Tide Card Stock mat.
I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment in Tranquil Tide Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Powder Pink Card Stock and adhered that to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (the same piece from which I cut the scalloped square--no need wasting paper, right?).
I wrapped some Whisper White Bakers Twine around the card before adhering it to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock Card base. I adhered the poodle to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I thought the card was a little too plain, so I colored the poodle with Clear Wink of Stella so now she is really dazzling. And then I added three Pearl Basic Jewels to finish the card.