Hello and welcome back to the Reverse Confetti blog! Today's card was inspired from an idea that turned into something else -- ever have that happen?

I was trying to challenge myself by using a bright yellow background and I had an idea to stamp the flowers from the Sending Smiles stamp set across the entire panel. I chose a 4" x 9" slimline card base, and cut the yellow panel 1/4" smaller on all four sides.

I used the outline circles from the Dot to Dot stamp set to fill in the blank spaces. But the image in my head and the actual image I had did not match up and I was kind of discouraged. Then I remembered that vellum tends to soften up everything, which is when I thought I could cover the entire panel with a sheet of vellum.

After adding the vellum it still felt like something was missing, so I spiced up the card by adding gold pearls to the flower centers and to the groups of three circles that were stamped across the background.

I secured the vellum by folding it over the back of the card and gluing it down with double-sided tape. I also used small dots of liquid glue under the places I put the gold dots to glue the vellum down so it wouldn't flip off the front of the card.

My last touch was to add a sentiment, so I used the 'thank you' also from the Sending Smiles stamp set. I wanted to make sure it stuck well to the vellum, so I stamped it with black pigment ink and then hot embossed it with clear embossing powder.

That is it! I spent at least an hour on this card, poring over how I wanted it to look, when reality it probably could have took just 20 minutes! But that's life -- trust the process. I hope this encourages you to go out and create something beautiful.