Here are two recent cards I made for some of the Papertrey Ink anniversary contests.
This first one was for the birthday card challenge. I really love using the notched flower die and I wanted a matching notched leaf. I drew out a few freehand leaves on cardstock and then cut them out with a few notches. I sponged ink around the edges of the flower and leaves to give it a bit more pop.
Here's my card for the stripes challenge. I really like using Faux Ribbon to make patterned paper. I decided on 4 colours and 4 line images and just started stamping. Two of my colours were Melon Mambo and Old Olive, which made me think watermelon- so I pulled out this image from Scent-imentals.