Although I've haven't meet Vicki in person, I admire her artwork and enjoy seeing her share her creativity. Her blog if you don't already know is called: It's a Stamp Thing. I'm sure you will love it. Best wishes go out to you, Vicki and hope you enjoy your birthday week and all year long.
Happy Birthday Vicki!
I used the stamp set: Daydream Medallions along with the matching framelits Floral Frames to create the center focal point but later added the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits in black carstock behind it to add a scalloped look for the base.
Added a 1 1/4" circle using basic grey and a 1" circle in whisper white. The sentiment comes from the set: Itty Bitty banner and cut with the matching framelits. Colors used were Real Red and Black ink. Almost forgot, to get the stripe banner, I used the set Hearts a Flutter and used the Basic Grey ink directly on the basic grey cardstock.
Here is a closer look at the embossing folder used which is one of my favorites called: Finial Press. Now that I'm posting, I realized it's retired already. Basic Pearls were added (you can color the pearls with a black sharpie to get this look.
DSP for this card is: Polka Dot Parade, Neutrals Paper Stack. Cardstock, Real Red Core'dination from the Spring Catalog, Basic Grey, Black, and Whisper White. Stampin Dimensionals were used as well. Hope Vicki continues to enjoy her birthday all year round.