Cas Colour and Sketches for the color combo
I've Used Distress inks Dusty Concord, mowed lawn and frayed burlap to match the SU colors.
Because of the colors I immediately thought purple flowers, green stem and brown dirt/earth, but then I thought everyone might have that idea ;-) So I came up with fading stripes.
For the card I cut a panel the same size as the cardbase, masked off the base to get three stripes and applied the Distress inks with my brushes. Dark on the left and fading into white on the right.
I use normal paintstore brushes, I made a video about it earlier this week trying a few of them out, see below.
I then applied Ken Oliver's Stick it to the back of the panel and diecut the Simon Says Stamp from the panel (birthday wishes frame).
Applied Stick it to both front and back to another panel and diecut the frame again. I wanted it to be raised by just a hair, and I contemplated craft foam, but that usually gets squished and distorted, not good with intricate dies like this. And I also only wanted one layer to keep the card flat for mailing, but this might just have been too flat ;-). You can feel the dimension but barely see it..lol.
Attached it all back and pieced all the little bits and bobs back in the die and then added a few how made dew drops/enamel dots.