Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: It All Begins With A Single Spark!Today's card began with a single spark - a simple idea - I wanted to use the Contempo Alphabet to create a background. That was the only thought I had and I had no idea where things would go from there, but I sat down and pulled out the Contempo Alphabet set and things just started to happen! I stamped the letters randomly onto Whisper White using Always Artichoke ink. I then grabbed my En Francais background stamp and stamped the card using River Rock ink. The spritzer tool came out next and I spritzed with both Always Artichoke and River Rock. I couldn't stop, so I sponged around the bottom and side with Always Artichoke ink. I then sewed a torn piece of Cajun Craze to the card front. And then...I got stuck...so I walked around, sent some emails, twiddled my thumbs and then went back to the card :) I stamped the "happy birthday" from Bring On The Cake onto Whisper White pieces with Always Artichoke ink. I also stamped the "a little late" from the On Your Birthday stamp set. All of these pieces were mounted onto Always Artichoke card stock and then attached to the card. I then sewed a piece of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the card and tied it with a small piece of linen thread. Finally I added a retired designer brad. I hope you like it! Sometimes all you need is a single spark!