The Sketch and Colour Challenge at Your Next Stamp fit the bill just perfectly today! I also needed a thank you type card for a dear friend of mine so it was perfect - get a card made and participate in a challenge, it's a win win!
I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and paper piecing the heart balloon. Once that was done I cut out my stamp using the matching dies.
I cut out a circle for the sky and added some matching blue paper after running it through a cloud embossing folder.
Next, I took the a stitched hills die to cut the curve in the bottom of my cardstock and added a piece of matching patterned paper (this is a great way to use up pieces of patterned paper left over from other projects).
The card base was assembled using cardstock and patterned paper to match. Then I put my sentiments on an acrylic block, inked it up and held my breath hoping everything would stamp right the first time.
Some ribbon and clear gumdrops finish off my card.
Here is the sketch from Sketch and Colour Challenge #55 at Your Next Stamp
Stamps: Waddles Rainbow Fun, Waddles Summer Fun (thank you) - YNS
Crystal Clear Gumdrops - YNS
Double Stitched Hills Die - YNS
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead - Echo Park
Cloud Embossing Folder - Darice
Ribbon - from my stash
Spectrum Noir Markers: BG2 BG4 BG5 CT4 GB5 OR1 PP3 PP5 DR3 TN3 TN5 TN7 1G1