Blendabilities offer a complete WOW factor like nothing else I've used. The richness of the shading it is possible to achieve with these alcohol based markers is just beautiful. Forgive me, I did smudge the top of this card with an inky finger, but didn't see it until it was too late. I am hoping the beauty of the flower makes it not so noticeable!
I stamped the flower from the Hostess set Bloom with Hope with Tuxedo Black Memento on Whisper White cardstock, then used Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color it in. Selective use of the Color Lifter really brings the flower to life. The leaves are from the same set and stamped with Stampin' Up! Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad and the other images from Gorgeous Grunge are stamped with Daffodil Delight & Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pads.
I highlighted areas of the flower center with tiny dots using the Signo uni-ball gel pen. After cutting out the flower, I used a small stylus to trace the lines around the edges of the petals, pushing down slightly to "dent" the paper. Then I flipped the paper over upside down and used the large end of the stylus to plump or gently push out the areas inside the dented lines. The texture this technique creates is quite lovely. The picture below doesn't do it justice. Used some Linen Thread for added interest and doubled up on the Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the flower up. Doubling them really adds a certain oomph to the card. I think this flower is screaming "look at me"!