This is a birthday card I made today for my niece. I used this tutorial from Stampin' Academy. I am hooked on this lady's tutorials! She makes cardmaking easy. I don't have a lot of stamps, so I just use my Hallmark Scrapbook Studio Deluxe graphics to make images, print them on cardstock, then mount them like I would a stamped image. It's not quite as much fun and versatile as stamping, but it works for me right now.
The background card is a deep purple; it looks dark blue in the pictures. I used some purple, pink and green patterned paper, and light purple and mint green cardstock to mat the image, which is popped up with pop dots. I thought it turned out really cute. The only problem is that my niece's birthday is tomorrow, all the way across the continent. So I don't think she'll get it on her birthday. Which is nothing new for my family. They're used to my sending things late or not at all.