Hello! Hope most of you had a good week. I'm popping in with a card for a couple of challenges: Color Throwdown and Inspired By. The color combo at CTD this week is so beautiful I just had to make a card. I recently purchased Concord & 9th's Fresh Cut Florals edition 3 die set and I used that to make my little flowers. I didn't have a blush cardstock so I used the lightest pink cardstock that I had. The leaves were die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I couldn't find any cardstock in a sage color so I inked up some smooth bristol cardstock with Bundled Sage distress oxide ink and then die cut it with a die that is also from Concord & 9th. I cut a thin strip of gold mirror cardstock and placed in along the edge of my white card base. The challenge at Inspired By is to use a quote or saying. Mine is the saying by Cesare Pavese "We do not remember days, we remember moments." And I think that is so very true. A long time ago I was able to find the sentiment in red rubber mounted on a wood block so when I stamped it on my vellum I had to make sure I did it perfectly. Thankfully I was able to get a good impression with my watermark ink on vellum the first time! I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then trimmed it down. I arranged the sentiment strip along with the sage colored die cut that I cut in half as you see on the card front. I adhered the flowers and the leaves. To add in a little more gold I added a gold flat back pearl to the center of each flower. I was going to leave the card that way, but I thought it needed something else. So I added lots of tiny flat back gold pearls. Now I'm wondering if it was too much! Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge since die cutting is a favorite technique.