After stamping this sweet flower duo from the Bloom with Hope hostess set I colored the blooms with the new Stampin' Up alcohol markers (rich razzleberry assortment) and the stems with the old olive assortment. I was pleased with the result and my only complaint was I thought the ink colors were a bit darker than the colors represented by the marker caps. Each marker has a fine point option which is great for those smaller areas.
I decided to use the current sketch at Seize the Sketch to make my completed flowers into a "hello" card:
Can you tell I love my The Stamps of Life hello die - I think I've used it on every card I've made this month:) It was cut from another one of Stampin' Up's new in colors called Tangelo Twist. The butterfly is from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps Majestic Monarchs set and was colored with Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink and a blender pen. This stamp set has several different sized monarchs with matching dies - I can tell already it will get as much use as my beloved Hero Arts Antique Engravings set.
Other Supplies Used: Stampin' Up whisper white cs and rich razzleberry pp, Carta Bella Merry & Bright pp (grass), Our Daily Bread fence die, Spellbinder oval die
And since the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes I'm popping this into their pool! Hope your day is going better than mine:) Thanks for the kind comments!