First and most importantly, I have modified my PCG (Personal Challenge Goal). I did have it set at one creation a day, and sometimes it was impossible to get in the studio. So I have modified my PCG to create at least 7 things a week (still essentially one every day but if there is an impossibly busy day, I don't have to feel like a failure!) Here are two different creations that I love and that I created in a different way. I really wanted to use the stamps in the Swirls & Curls Verses and the Itty Bitty Bits set. Then I looked at all my ribbon and matched ribbons to sayings. Next I looked at a list of challenges that I tend to follow for motivation.
This first card is very simple and the colors are from Stampin' Royalty's inspiration challenge. I have a base of Basic Gray topped with Pink Pirouette. On top of that is a rectangle in Regal Rose. There is a layer of Whisper White on top of that. I stamped happy birthday from the Swirls & Curls set in Real Red. All those color are easily found in the cupcake ribbon I found at my local craft store. It's simple, but so sweet.
This is the next evolution of this card. I used the Polka Dot Punches set. This round swirly thing reminded me of the inspiration picture. I used the rolling technique on the punched pieces. I stamped the whole thing in Pink Pirouette. Then I rolled the edges of the stamp in Regal Rose. Then I rolled the stamp again in Real Red. Then I stamped three Regal Rose pieces and three Pink Pirouette. Then I used my 1" punch, punched out the center of the stamp and popped the Regal Rose up on top of the whole stamp. Then I used my 1/2" punch and punched the centers out of the Pink Pirouette stamp. I used dimensionals between each layer and topped the whole thing off with some bling. For this card, I am channeling my Stampin' 411 ladies and their challenge this week. The only color I changed from the above card is that Rose Red is in the center with a layer of basic gray under that.
Thanks for looking!