Here's on of my favorite cards that I have made recently. The colors were inspired by the striped papers from the Elegant Soiree DSP in the Idea Book & Catalog. The card base is Sahara Sand, sponged and stamped with the flourish from Elements of Style. Then I layered on the stripes and a piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
On top of that went the hummingbird image, stamped in Not Quite Navy ink on a torn piece of Newsprint DSP (my favorite!). By the way, watch out when you use that DSP so that you don't have an unpleasant word from the gardening section (manure, anyone?) or an unintentionally funny or inappropriate advertisement in some terribly obvious place on your card!
Then I added the Scalloped Oval punch sentiment (from Oval Alls) and some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon with a small safety pin from Vintage Trinkets on it. It also has Gold Glow Smooch Spray on it, which you can't see too well in the photo. Love that stuff!