The first uses the In Full Bloom and Wonderful Words II sets, Cranberry Crisp Cardstock. It's colored with Marigold Morning, Cranberry Crisp & True Thyme. The border image from In Full Bloom was stamped as the background, above the "smile". The flower image was then stamped with Black Stazon on Shimmery White cardstock. I used the blender pen to pick up ink from the lid of the classic pads. What an EASY way to watercolor!
For this one, I first stamped the Cheesecloth background in Cool Caribbean on Cool Caribbean and sponged the edge. I then randomly stamped flower of the solid image using Petal Prints across a piece of Naturals White Cardstock. I then overstamped the outline image using Basic Black. I tied the ribbon around the Naturals between two flowers, added the Many Thanks and layered it all together. Oh, I did sponge the edge of the white also before layering to the black.
Enjoy! Get the retiring sets, accessories and colors NOW!!! Me, I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of the new catalog, along with a few thousand other demos across the US and Canada. I bet the UPS website is getting quite the workout with all of us trying to track our orders. I'm also looking forward to a weekend with NOTHING on the agenda! Well, there is yard work and such, but nowhere but home that we have to be. Love it!