Welcome back! I made this card for a family member who is going through a rough patch.
I love using the Papertrey Ink A Cheerful Heart stamps. The set includes very encouraging, uplifting verses that truly do make my heart happy. :-)
I used shades of black, ivory and white; one of the patterns is flocked! I added golden touches with the ribbon, a gold-embossed bee from Stampotique, and gold sequins, too.
I think I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment, which has many bold areas on it. Would've been a better choice to use Versafine Black, which is opaque and has a darker appearance. Noted for next time!
Stamps: A Cheerful Heart - Papertrey Ink; Big Bee with Medium Bee - Stampotique Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; patterns - La Creme matstack - DCWV Fibers: gold ribbon; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: gold sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; gold embossing powder, button - Stampin' Up!; Deckled Rectangles, circle dies - Spellbinders