On our AZ Stampers group I signed up for a "Bold" swap. Well, I went with bold colors. They turned out ok. I was having a brain burp working on them but you can see for yourself.
I used retired stamps and paper for this. I really like the Alpha Grunge (alphabet) set and the Surf Shoppe paper is definitely bright!
Here you can see where I used the Stardust Clear Gel pen to make the F more bold. And that's a pretty large white flower behind it. I was debating coloring it but that may have made it harder to see.
I used a new set called Graphic Blooms. It works great with the Extra Jumbo Flower Punch. I layered that punched flower onto the Super Jumbo Flower punch for more visibility. The punched border is from a new punch made in Holland. I outlined the stamped flower (which is inked with Sunflower & Veridian Leaf PH inks using the rock 'n roll method). These inks worked the best with my card stocks. And have you figured out how I did the white's background?? The text stamped in the green ink is from the Beyond Measure hostess set so you can only get it with a qualifying order of $250 net or more. (Get some friends together and have a party! Contact me with what you want and we'll work it out for you!)
You can almost see where I again used the Stardust Clear gel pen on the flower. Plus I added the green brad and white scrappers floss for more embellishment.
Now, would you consider these cards bold??