For this card, I pulled some Simon Says Stamp cardstock and decided to play with color. I also wanted to create a slightly smaller card, so I prepped a base that measures 3 3/4 by 5".
I started by die-cutting the rectangle out of dandelion cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's You Are My Sunshine stamp set in Versamark ink, then embossed it in white.
I then got to work on the background. I cut 1 1/4" strips from smoke and slate, two colors you can find in this pack. I adhered them to a piece of printer paper, making sure they were pressed against each other and lined up straight. I took the panel over to my Bigshot and cut out the same recangular shape out of the middle of the panel.
I adhered the panel to the card base, then popped in the dandelion rectangle for an in-laid diecut technique.
As a last step, I added a few orange enamel dots from Studio Calico's Yellow & Orange enamel set. They were a perfect color match!
Simon Says Stamp You are my sunshine stamp and die set
Simon Says Stamp 100#lbs cardstock in Dandelion, Smoke and Slate
Tsukineko Versamark embossing ink pad
Hero Arts White embossing powder
Studio Calico Yellow & orange enamel set