I really like the artwork of these stylized leaves from the set Wonderful You. I think this is one of the most under-valued sets in the current catalog! Everything I have seen done with it is gorgeous.
These cards were so easy I almost hate to tell you about them... the one on the left was made by putting drops of Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, and Baja Breeze re-inkers on a pad of baby wipes, then using it as an ink pad. It's called the Faux Spectrum technique, after the pads of the same name. I love being able to make "pads" in ANY color combination I want! It works best on Glossy White cardstock, which I have been reaching for a lot these days. There's just so many cool techniques that you can do with it.
The right hand card is similar except that this time I used paper from the hostess Patterns Pack, and stamped additional leaves on it to tie it in with my Wonderful You focal point image. Have you ever stamped on patterned paper? It can be really cool! Just another way to personalize your cards even further. I always dislike the "store-bought" look that some cards made with DSP can have--but when you stamp or sponge on it, it instantly blends with the rest of the card.
The focal points on both these cards were made with Whisper White craft ink on Always Artichoke cardstock. It's a very cool look that you can only get with Craft ink. On the right hand one I used the crimper on the belly band, then smoothed it flat with my bone folder for a more subtle look (and better adhering). The sentiment stamps came from Best Yet, a Level One hostess set, and Hugs & Wishes.
And don't tell, but it took about two minutes total to make each of these cards! Augh! I'm giving away my secrets! Once you find out how easy these are, you'll think you don't need ME anymore.... off to go whip up something fabulous to maintain my job security!