I saw a card on a blog hop that used colors similar to this as well as a bunch of leaves and I was immediately drawn to the background and how transitional the colors are. I used a selection of inks from my stash from Simon says stamp Catkin and Coral Reef and from Memento Teal Zeal, for the sentiment I used Ranger Archival ink in watering can. I made the coral reef color strips by simply swiping the card stock with the stamp pad and then also made some solid strips for the details. Die cut the squares for the Hero Arts sentiments, and Copic colored some sweet little gems.
The finishing touch was using an embossing folder to emboss the envelope flaps, and it had a similar bud pattern as the teal branches in the background. I also used a Sakura glitter gel pen to trace over the sentiment on one card and was really happy with the look.