The new Blossoming Expressions stamp set fit my CTMH "needs" perfectly! I really needed a pretty floral stamp set, and this base-and-shade set fit the bill perfectly. I paired it with the new Sangria paper pack and the new CTMH colors of Poppy, Pomegranate, and Eggplant. I created two versions of the card, based on a sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2: one with Desert Sand text added to the focal image and one without said text.
The card background was easy to create with tone-on-tone stamping. I laid the stamps that I wanted to use onto a card, then picked them up with a large block. I used Desert Sand ink on the Desert Sand card base for a subtle background effect.
I am curious to know which card you prefer. One of my daughters loved the first one, and the other preferred the second!