I used this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping:
Here is the link to the sketch: http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2012/09/207.html
I love how elegant yet simple the sketch is.
Now for my card:
It was easy picking out the colors but after I embossed the three squares and matted them that is where the trouble began. It took me a while to figure out what the problem was. After I changed from a white card base to an ivory one, rotated the sketch and changed the leaf branch from a solid green cardstock to the pattern paper it all came together nicely.
I stamped the "Wishing You" in Walnut Stain distress ink and added the rhinestones.
I don't usually decorate the inside but today I had the time so I used the same ink to stamp the inside sentiment on another piece of the envelope and matted it onto two different colored pieces of cardstock.
And since I decorated the inside I figured I might as well use up some more scraps on the envelope too.
The "It's Your Birthday" stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set and again it is stamped on a scrap from the beautiful envelope. I also used a border from Making Memories Border set in Walnut Stain distress ink then added a strip of the blue cardstock that was leftover from matting the inside sentiment.
The buttons I already had die cut when I took the envelope apart and also had the doily buttons too. All I had to do to the buttons was add the brown floss.
Even though it took awhile for this card to come together I already have another card in mind to use with this sketch. I bet it comes together much faster this time ;)