Having had about a week away from paper crafts, I decided to ease myself gently back in to it by making this card.
I masked off an area of the card, then blended two shades of Archival Inks (Chrome Yellow and Sunflower) using the lighter shade at the top, the darker at the bottom.
I then used the "Sunflower" Archival ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Pods" stencil to create the patterned background.
Next I stamped the sentiment, called "Time to reflect" which I think is now a retired Lavinia stamp, stamping in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.
I decided I needed to lift the background a little, so I outflines and filled in areas of the pods using a "Clear Star" Gelly Roll Pen, which adds just the right amount of shimmer.