Sometimes I'm surprised by which stamp sets catch my eye initially and which ones I end up using the most. Avant Garden was a pretty flower set that I liked but didn't think I would be using it half as much as I have during this year's Sale-a-Bration.
You can't get more simple than this card! It starts with an Old Olive base stamped with the little leaf/branch stamp in Old Olive ink. Then I dug through my stash of retired Newsprint DSP as a layer behind the flower.
The flower is stamped in black onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Watercolor pencils to color in the flower and stem. A blender pen blended the colors nicely. Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight were the colors I used.
I used a bit of the vanilla/gold ribbon and added just a bit of sparkle to the blossoms with some Wink of Stella.
I left off a sentiment on the front and can add whatever sentiment I need on the inside before mailing. It's great to have a few all occasion cards in your stash because as much as we would like to design a card for every occasion sometimes there just isn't time!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Avant Garden
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Accessories: vanilla/gold ribbon, Wink of Stella, watercolor pencils