I knew I wanted to use a bold image with this color combination, so I grabbed the "Awesomely Artistic" set and got to work. I stamped the floral imagine in Cajun Craze onto Very Vanilla card stock. I used blender pens to add Hello Honey to the flowers. To color the leaves, I used an "empty" blender pen--in other words, I didn't pick up ink from a pad, but I pulled the ink from the stamped image to add some subtle color. When I finished coloring the flowers, I added a black dot in the center with a Project Life Journaling Pen. I'm from Maryland and our state flower is a black-eyed Susan, so I thought that was fitting! I fussy cut this image with my Paper Snips.
I stamped "friend" from the "Awesomely Artistic" set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Very Vanilla scrap. I stamped the frame from the "Rose Wonder" stamp set around the sentiment and then cut it out with the matching Rose Garden Framelit.
I cut a Hello Honey card base, a Basic Black mat, and a Cajun Craze panel. I liked the way the colors looked together, but I needed some texture, so I embossed the Cajun Craze panel with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. There was still something missing. Fortunately, I had a strip of Basic Black Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Color Collection DSP Stack in my "card parts" stash on my desk. I was going to use the side with the white writing, but noticed that the back side had dots! Score! I love it when things come together accidentally!
After I added the DSP to the card, I wrapped a length of Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon around the panel. I adhered the flowers and label with Stampin' Dimensionals.
And then I went a little crazy--crazy because I could have made a horrible mess, but it turned out OK in the end. I took the Gold Wink of Stella Pen and colored around the cut edge of the flowers--kind of adding a gold leaf effect. Then I took the Clear Wink of Stella Pen and added glimmer all over the flowers. The final piece is really pretty, but I couldn't get quite the angle on it for a photo, so you're just going to have to take my word for it!