I'm in love with the "Birthday Blossoms" stamp set. I just can't get enough of all the floral designs and sentiments. For some reason, I'm always thinking "blue" when I see these flowers. I decided that my colors for the card would be Soft Sky, Basic Black, and Whisper White. I think these colors are really fresh.
I stamped the flower cascade stamp at the left top and right bottom of a Whisper White panel with Stazon Jet Black ink. Using my Stamp-a-ma-Jig, I aligned the sentiment and stamped it in Soft Sky ink.
Next, I dropped several drops from the Soft Sky reinker into the lid of the stamp pad and picked up some color with a Blender Pen. I randomly colored the flowers--I did a few petals of one then moved to another then to another. I wanted to spread the color saturation around. I worked quickly and tried not to be too precise and to leave a tiny bit of white space on some flowers. Coloring is not my forte, but I think the watercolor wash effect looks really pretty here.
I thought I was finished, but the card was just too plain. After all, this is a convention quality swap--and I hadn't used one embellishment! So out came my trusty Basic Black Stitched Satin ribbon, which, if you hadn't notice, I LOVE!! I'm already on my second spool! I think the card is really soft and pretty. I hope the other CQS stampers agree.