I wanted to play along with the current challenge at Time Out so used Hannelie's gorgeous card as my inspiration.
I white-embossed the Balloon Strings background stamp onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and over that, I sponged various shades of distress ink in an ombre fashion. Once I was finished, I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, then split the panel in two with a stitched basic borders die. I popped both panels up on a white card base using fun foam.
Most unusually for me, I left the flower uncolored, just stamping and die-cutting it before adhering it over the inked panel. I finished with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in black.
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Stamps: Balloon Strings (MFT), Beautiful Friend (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Cardstock: White, Bristol Smooth
Dies: Blueprints 15 (MFT), Beautiful Friend (Clearly Besotted)
Accessories: Nuvo Crystal Drops, Fun Foam
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at Time Out.