I love the large candle image from the Cycle Celebration stamp set but wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Once I got my hands on the new Birthday Basics DSP and saw the sheet of random candles, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I decided to stamp the single large candle image onto a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock over and over again in different colors to create a background. At first, I tried stamping it on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the color combination I chose to use (Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe). It didn't look so great though so I switched over to the Whisper White card stock and the colors popped! Then I added my candle background layer to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and put both layers onto a Strawberry Slush card base. I decided to use the greeting that came with the Cycle Celebration stamp set and stamped it in Basic Gray and Strawberry Slush but couldn't decide which color I liked the best. On recommendation by a great friend and fellow blogger - Deena, I punched out the Strawberry Slush greeting and added it on top of the Basic Gray greeting. Both of these layers were backed with a piece of Basic Gray card stock punched out with the Decorative Label punch and then added to the card with dimensionals. I love how bright and vibrant these colors are and how well these colors go together!
Cycle Celebration stamp set #130270 WM or #130273 CM
Decorative Label Punch #120907
Large Oval Punch #119855
Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe ink pads or markers
Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock