For the first card, I cut the scene from two different cardstock colors, backed the scene with a soft blue, and added the assembly to a white card base on which I stamped one of the sentiments included in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set. I matched the ink color to the soft brown in the scene.
For the second card, I chose brighter/more saturated colors and added the assembled scene to a dry-embossed card base.
I cut the sentiment with a die in the 51-284 Filled With Love set. (I cut the sentiment three times and glued the pieces together for extra depth.)
All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up. I’ve got a package of almost every color, as well as a lot of retired colors!