I must say that when the retirement list was announced, I was so surprised that the fabulous Special Reason set with coordinating thinlits was on the list. I have seen so many stunning cards made with this bundle of products, I am saddened that it did not make the cut. It did however make my list and it is a keeper for sure. For my card today I used the thinlits and cut out some of the stencil like flower images on watercolour paper.
I added a bunch of colours to make a fun blended background. I used Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Sweet Sugarplum, Rose Red and Blushing Bride (pink I know!). I just kept adding colour until I was happy... the great thing about watercolour backgrounds it tends to look cool either way.
I coloured the flowers with the Gold Wink of Stella, another of my favourites that is on the retiring list. I layered it onto some Basic Black cardstock, added some gold thread and the diecut sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Thinlits with Delightful Dijon (love this colour..sniff, sniff). With all that has been going on in my life - hope is something I definitely have. I hope you all have a beautiful day!