Today was yet another experiment for me. I wondered how things would turn out if I had one bold flower against outlines of foliage, almost acting as a kind of spotlight. I do love Altenew's Peony Bouquet as it's so dramatic and quite challenging to use. It's a multi-step stamp, and I've used the whole four steps for the peony but have only used the outlines for the buds and foliage in the background. I masked them to create a foliage background.
Since this was a friendship card, a yellow flower seemed the right choice.
As this was an experiment, I also made one on a white background with black ink. Sadly, that one just did not look anywhere near as effective has been consigned to the snippets bin.
Update: Delighted to be A Cut Above at The Paper Players this week!
Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet, Stampin' Up Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Tuxedo Black
Other: So Saffron enamel dots, Peony Bouquet die, dimensionals