I used a sketch from MFT:
I found the green scalloped cs in my scraps and decided to start my card with it since it matched the sketch perfectly. Then I found some pp to match it.
I used the happy birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the cs and pp together. I stamped the image on white cs with black ink.
I wanted to do something else besides using watercolor pencils. I then remembered that I had bought some Glaze pens way back last Nov and hadn't used them yet. So I used them to color in the stars, flowers, cupcake liner, cherry and outlined the frosting with clear Glaze.
For my second card I used a sketch from I Spy Sketch Challenge. Here is the link http://ispysketches.blogspot.com/2012/04/issc11-with-julia-stainton.html and here is the sketch:
I have been seeing a lot of card makers using vellum lately so I decided to dig mine out and picked this embossed star vellum paper as the background for my image. I used dark red and blue pp under the vellum.I stamped the image onto white cs then die cut it with a Spellbinders die and embossed it and did the same with the blue mat. I again used the Glaze pens to color the image and put gold pearls in each corner of the blue mat.
I at first was just going to use the scalloped red dot ribbon but it just didn't look right so I tried using the white ribbon but that didn't look good either. Then a light bulb went off I and I layered them together and that did the trick.