I have been stamping for several days and am trying to find a different look. That is so hard !! I have needed a few birthday and sympathy cards to mail, but have also been working on my Card Club cards for this coming weekend. Those seem to be the hardest ! Yikes !!! So I decided to back off and just do something really simple. This is what I came up with. Hopefully you will like it as much as I do.
I stamped the Definitely Dahlia stamp in full strength Peekaboo Peach onto Shimmery White Card Stock. I thought about stamping off first but decided the black ink of Happy Birthday would be able to show through just fine. The picture does not do the Shimmery justice. The flower and even the Birthday have a shimmer to them. I really have grown to love this paper!! You cannot see very well from the photo, but there are Pearl Basic Jewels just above Happy. This card was a super quick one and took longer to cut the papers than to put the entire card together. Yay for quick cards!!
The Definitely Dahlia stamp is another sleeper stamp I believe. It is with the background stamps in the Annual Catalog. But I really do not think of it as a background stamp. Of course it is wonderful for a bold background statement like I used here, or it could be used to make your own designer paper. The Happy Birthday is from the Birthday Blast set from the 2017 Occasional Catalog.
I used the Shimmery White card stock to stamp on and the Whisper White Thick card stock as the card base. The striped paper is from the 2016-2018 In Color DSP. To help the top layer pop a little and to tie in the Happy Birthday done in black, I added a narrow border of black card stock behind the shimmer white. And this is raised up with dimensionals, one of my favorite things.