So choosing the palette for Dena's card was a no-brainer. However, she also loves simplicity--no embellishments for her!
A few clicks in my mental archive brought up a technique that was viral a year or so ago that I had completely forgotten about: the bokeh technique. Bokeh is a photographic effect where little light bubbles fill the frame. Some think it's a photographic error. Others think it's artistic. Guess which side we're on . . .
Here is Dena's finished card. Below it is the step by step tutorial.