I'm working on some Christmas gift sets. It's been a lot of fun to just craft cards for whatever occasion grabs me.\
The image is Woodware Going To Seed stamped in ColorBox and Stampin' Up River Rock on Recollections Vanilla and layered on Close To My Heart Petal and more River Rock. The sentiment is Avery Elle Oh Happy Day stamped in Close To My Heart Slate.
I played with this focal panel for quite a while before I got a result that pleased me. This Woodware stamp is relatively large and on one of my attempts I tried to colour the elements but it didn't make a very nice impression. When I used different inks on the entire stamps and then made the impressions, it worked beautifully. The trick was finding ink colours which worked well together. I thought about using a few pearls next to the sentiment but after I'd stamped it, I rather liked the simplicity.
I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.