I separated out my current stamp sets from those retiring and my stamp shelf definitely looks a little bare. One positive is I am now very aware of sets that did not get enough use and can remedy that situation while I wait to order some new sets. Garden in Bloom is one such set. This is such a lovely set with great images and sentiments which is why I ordered it so why haven't I used it?
I also decided to play with the new In Colors. Today I am playing with Sweet SugarPlum. Whenever I start playing with the new In Colors, I feel like I am on an awkward first date. Just not sure about the whole thing. I used So Saffron and Mint Macaron along with the Sweet SugarPlum. I think it works but like a first date, time will tell it it is a keeper combo or not.
I added a layer of vellum over the stamped image to tone it down a bit and don't you love that soft slightly out of focus look? I also stamped some little bees and embossed them with white embossing powder with a little Dazzling Diamonds mixed in. The bees add just a little sparkle to the card.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and I hope you get some time to inky!!