I was trolling through SplitCoastStampers for techniques and came across one on coloring with 'pointillism'. This uses dots of color - applied with alcohol markers - instead of the traditional blending.
I chose one of the new stamps from a Hot Off The Press set and used three greens, four pinks/reds and one gold for the flower and leaves. I used three blues for the background.
I selected many papers for the background, matching them to various parts of the illustration.
The sentiment was stamped on golden to go with the flower centers and bordered with maroon. The sentiment and illustration are popped up on foam tape.
I used a fine marker to add a double line border on the illustration.