You can't really get any more clean and simple than this card! The base is Sahara Sand (a fantastic crisp neutral) and then a layer of Basic Black. The top layer of Whisper White is die cut with the detailed flower die from Stylish Stems.
The soft color wash behind the flower cut out is made with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock colored with watercolor pencils. Just scribble in random patches covering all the white and slightly overlapping the colors. I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Melon Mambo. Using an Aquapainter blend the colors together across the panel. Adhere it to the back of the die cut panel after drying it with a heat tool (if you can't wait for it to dry on its own!). This is a fun technique because each panel will be different depending on how heavy you applied the color and how much water is used to blend.
This card is finished off with a black baker's twine bow, a small happy birthday sentiment in black and a small rhinestone.
I'm going to enter this card in the Paper Players challenge to make a Clean and Simple flower card. Always a fun challenge!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Special Reason
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories: watercolor pencils, Stylish Stems framelits, baker's twine, rhinestone