Our first project at this month's Thornbury Class was this "Elegant" Card, using a colour combination of Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.
The stamps we used were "Greenhouse Garden", "En Francais" and "Sincere Salutations".
We used Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon on the flower stem which we coloured in using the Always Artichoke Marker Pen with the brush tip. I also had some Perfect Plum Patterns DSP which blended perfectly with these colours so we added a layer behind the greeting.
For the flower we used the Stamping Off technique where we stamped the base of the flower into Elegant Eggplant ink, then stamped it off onto our grid paper before stamping directly onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. This gives your image a paler colour to which we added the second part of the flower using the same colour ink direct from the stamp pad with the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement over the top of the first stamped image. This is of course as you may know, 2 Step Stampin'. We added a Clear Rhinestone Brad to the centre of the flower and finished off our card with a greeting from "Sincere Salutations".