In this card, I have combined SIX different patterns successfully. The reason it was so so easy is that I chose all papers from the Stampin' Up! Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack on page 144 of the big catalog.
Within any of the Stampin' Up! DSP packs or stacks, it is almost impossible to make a wrong choice in combining patterns. You see, they all coordinate and work (and play!) so well together! Sort of Print Matching for Dummies!
For my yellow-and-white polka dotted background, I randomly stamped the black outlined images of balloons (the stamp of which comes from the Honeycomb Happiness set on page 15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.) The three popped-up balloons at the top of the card are also stamped with this same balloon image. But, I stamped them on coordinating DSP and cut them out.
After stamping the balloons on the background, I ran it through the Big Shot inside the Decorative Dots embossing folder. This was another way to reinforce the DOTTED theme of the card. Plus, it added a lot of welcome texture and interest to the card.
This photo portrays all the dimension found in this card. Stampin' Dimensionals are handy indeed to give the popped-up look for dimension. That is what I did to the balloons as well as the sentiment circle.
For further dimension, I tied tiny bows from baker's twine and added them to the balloons. The strings on the balloons were attached to the backside of the sentiment circle before I popped the circle in place. By doing the strings in this way, it was easy to coordinate the placement of the balloons and their strings.
I love how the topmost balloon is trying its best to drift away -- like balloons do! By extending that balloon beyond the edge of the card helps the card lookk just a bit more "outside the box" and adds a little more interest.