The dsp is from a Prima set called Botanicals and it's full of these beautifully soft colours. The cardstock is Crumb Cake and I stamped my dress form image on it in Soft Suede ink. I then stamped the same image onto a piece of the same dsp and cut it out. It looks beautiful on the Crumb Cake.
Before that I ran the cardstock through the Bigshot in the oval designer frames embossing folder. This came out beautifully smooth and so I punched out an oval of the dsp and aded it to the centre. I stamped 'Happiest Birthday' from the Apothecary Art set and cut it into a nice long banner shape. I've propped the centre of it up on sticky fixers to give it a bit of dimension.
The bit that took the longest was making the number seventy. I tried several patterns and designs but wasn't really happy with any of them. In the end I took some Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped over it with my script stamp and distressed it slightly with some Tim Holtz old paper distress ink, an absolute essential in my stash.
Thanks for looking in today, I'm off for a hop round to see what you've all been up to.
Happpy crafting, everyone!