I love white (as you may have already noticed) and wanted to keep the card as clean and simple.
The first component I worked on was my stamped image. I cut a small rectangle from Bristol paper. I white embossed a flower image from the clear set Friendship Flowers (30-223). Apparently, I love tulips as I continue to choose these flowers for my cards! Using Inktense Watercolor Pencils, I colored the flowers and pail. I first started coloring the flowers, followed by the leaves/stems and then the pail. I always wet the area I wanted to color and then just continually added color using various hues from light to dark. Once the stamped image was complete, I painted the background using hues of yellows and browns. I also rubbed gold metallic Gelato around the edges. It kinda looks like parchment paper. I set it aside.
The next step was to create the embossed panel. The panel is about 1/4″ smaller from each side of the card base. I then used the cover plate die Petals (51-042) to impress the image onto the paper. If this is your first time, the sandwich I used for my Big Shot is as follows from bottom to top: Cutting Pad; Die; Paper; 1 or 2 Embossing Pads; Cutting Pad. Once I ran it through by Big Shot, I trimmed it so all sides were equal. The panel was adhered to a card base.
I then die cut 2 times the word Enjoy on kraft paper from the set Hooray (51-038). I then die cut the word from red CS. I then glued them all together with the red die cut as the first layer. For the dot, I cut that part of the four times on kraft paper and then die cut once on the red CS. It is much thicker than the word because I knew I wouldn’t be able to adhere it on the card base with dimensional foam.
To finish, I wrapped gray nylon twine around the front the card. I mounted my watercolor panel towards the left side of the card. I adhered my die with very thin pieces of dimensional foam and placed it to the side of my watercolor panel. To finish, I added glossy accents to my die cut and added a few enamel dots to complement the twine.