I ran across this idea of using a VersaMarker to shadow stamped images. It's one of those "how come I didn't think of that?" techniques. That's why I rely on Stampin' Up demonstrators and other bloggers for inspiration and ideas...because I just don't come up with much on my own!
The yellow flowers were done with Mixed Bunch stamps using Memento Dandelion yellow ink and punched with a Blossom punch.
The flower centers are from SU Button, Button stamp set and stamped with the same white craft ink.
I used a 1 3/4 x 7/8" oval punch for the leaves and just trimmed the edge by hand after I embossed them with a Cuttlebug folder.
Then I added some doodle lines to fill in the blank space and using a straight edge, I put a shadow border around the outer edge of the card front.
This was very simple and fast to do. It's an idea I'll probably use a lot on my cards.
You need to test your background cardstock to be sure that the marker will show up on it. It won't work on all colors and of course, darker colors are best.