I'll start with the details about the card and follow with just a bit about the bag and bath salts.
I started by stamping my the image on Flourishes Classic White paper. Then I used BV11 to go over the entire flower portion of the image.
Rather than trying to color each tiny flower individually, I took BV13 and just made squiggly lines all around, somewhat following some the lines of the image.
Next I took a darker marker, BV17, and followed along the squiggly line, but using a lighter touch.
I went back over the whole image again, with BV11, to soften the blending. Finally, I used my blender pen on some of the individual flowers to push some of the color back, creating some highlights.
To color the leaves, I started by going over them completely with YG03.
Then I added YG95 along the veins and bottom edges.
Used YG93 and blended out just a bit from the previous color.
Softened my blend lines with YG03 again, then used my blender pen to push in some highlights.
I created a background panel by sponging some lavender ink along the edges of more Classic White paper.
For the very back panel, I again sponged a piece of Classic White paper, then I cut it in half. To create the patterned paper look on the top half, I used a stamp from Live, Love and Lemons and stamped in in a random pattern, using lavender ink. For the bottom portion, I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to dry emboss.
To create the little sentiment panel, I used a stamp from Sweet Violets and used a word window punch it out. I know a lot of you have those punches, but if you don't, you can get the same look by cutting a strip of cardstock and then using a circle punch to round the ends. You just need to feed one end of the strip through the opening on the bottom of the punch. After you punch one side, turn your strip of paper around and punch the other end the same way.
That is how I created purple layer under my sentiment. When layering, you punch one end and then use your top layer as a measuring guide for punching the other end.
I used some black and lavender papers for additional layers and a piece of Classic White cardstock for my cardbase.
The gift bag was made essentially the same way as the card, only without the sentiment.
Here is the bath salts recipe...
1 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 tsp. glycerin
2-3 drops fragrance oil
(optional - few drops food coloring)Just mix it all up and you're done.
I found a cute little jar to put the bath salts in. I added ribbon and a tag, using the smaller lilac stamp for the tag.
Thank you all so very much for the wonderful welcome and all your encouragement. I've had so much fun sharing my projects with you!
Take care and have a fabulous day!