For today's card, I went bold with the colors and like how it turned out. I tested a few other background colors - calypso coral and blushing bride, but didn't like how the blues looked on them. The delightful dijon knocked my socks off and I really like how the boldness of the card turned out.
I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set What I Love to create the layers on the flowers. I used a white craft ink base then stamped the two blue colors on top - island indigo and night of navy. The white background makes the other colors really pop against the delightful dijon cardstock.
I cut out the hello sentiment from the Hello You Thinlits in island indigo cardstock and used a sponge dauber to add night of navy ink to just the bottom to create an ombre look. I added dimension to the die cut by layering this onto a piece of craft foam cut with the same die. A heavy coating of Wink of Stella gives it that awesome sparkle.
The final piece was layered onto an A2 card base made of night of navy cardstock. I stamped the sentiment "sunshine" from the Crazy About You stamp set onto some vellum and added this below the die cut hello.
It's great to be back creating. I am getting some artist grade watercolors today and can't wait to try some of the things I've learned taking the Watercolor for Cardmakers: Intermediate Techniques class over at Online Card Classes.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!