I saw this idea on Sandi MacIver's blog and changed it up just a bit. Thank you Sandi for the great idea to get me going!
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Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
In Color cardstock 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White cardstock 5" x 3 3/4"
I stamped the solid flower first with the colored ink. I found that the Blackberry Bliss was a bit too dark, so I made it a 2nd time by stamping off once. I like both actually once they dried. I only stamped two onto the card, the upper one and the lower one. I stamped a 3rd one on scrap paper without any leaves and then fussy cut them out and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Then I stamped the outline with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The leaves were all stamped with Mossy Meadow, also stamped off once for most of them since it was very dark as is.
The little dots are from Number of Years (NOT RETIRING!! yayyy!) I stamped it off once and then stamped 2 - 3 more times as the ink lightened.
I left plenty of open space so I could put on whatever sentiments I wanted to use. I ended up using sentiments from Rose Wonder and Garden in Bloom (two more that are NOT Retiring! yayyy!)
I can see me making more of these with all of our colors! What do you think? ~ Donna