I love this layout and the colors, too. I was also inspired by the cards across the bottom of page 17 of the Hero Arts 2011 Catalog, using pretty backgrounds with a sentiment and flowers. All wonderful inspiration cards!
For my card, I stamped the large canvas striped background using Soft Rose shadown ink. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is stamped in Punch chalk ink with the friend definition stamped in the background using Tim Hotlz Spun Sugar distess ink. I embossed the flowers and leaves from the Blossom Art set onto patterned papers and cut them out, mounting the center flower on a pop dot for some depth. A simple birthday card...
Hero Arts Stamps Used: (CL495) Blossom Art; (S5433) Large Canvas Stripes;
(CG125) Friend Definition; (CL350) Big All Time Greetings
I also want to say a big congratulations to Linda Wetterlin (a.k.a. "ScrappinBari") over at the Hero Arts blog...she was the first new "Hero Arts Hostess" named this week and she TOTALLY deserves it! She has joined the ranks of 27 other fabulously talented ladies and I can't wait to see what she creates in her reign as hostess!
That's it for today...take good care,