True confession time. I am not overly comfortable with pastels. It's a little bit like patterned paper. Some of my favorite cardmakers layer lots and lots of patterns on each card - and I LOVE it. If I used exactly the same papers and exactly the same stamps and made exactly the same card - I guarantee it would look cluttered and I'd hate it. Ditto for pastels. I see such lovely cards, but everything that I make seems dull and flat. I don't wear pastels either, nor do I have pastel home decor. Isn't it funny how we each have hard-coded likes/dislikes and they impact us so greatly? (Or am I the only crazy one here?!)
I had a lot of false starts on this one. I tried a baby card with a shaker, I tried a row of elephants (don't ask!), I tried layering butterflies. I ended up with an embarrassingly simply card (except for adhering the flowers) and I actually really like it. I think it sends a sweet and thoughtful message - I'd actually pull out these colors again!