And here's the banner that was my inspiration:
As you can see, I followed the sketch closely.
I used a piece of Emerald Envy for my card base. I embossed it using the Big Dots embossing folder. I chose a piece of DSP from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack,to compliment the card base.
For the banner, I stamped the party lights from Confetti Celebration in black and then colored them with markers. Using the Hooray from the same stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in the Emerald Envy and punched it out with a 2" circle punch.
I strayed from the sketch just a bit with the placement of my embellishment. I chose a balloon stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and placed it higher than the sketch indicates.
Did you notice I got dotty with this card? All of the elements have a tendency toward a circle shape. I like the way that it ties the card together. Hope you like it too!