This is my card for Uniko's current challenge: Summer, with the optional twist of being inspired by this photo:
Well, that's quite a place, now isn't it? I was inspired by the colours and by the use of the outline hearts. I used Flower Power #7, All Occasion Sentiments2, and Simply Said Birthday.
I stamped all the black first, in Versafine, and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the solid flowers, slightly offsetting them from the outlines to create parts that were 'inside' the outline. Those 'inside' portions were then shaded with Copics in matching, but slightly darker shades, for additional depth and contrast.
ETA (Sept 11): I was chosen as one of the top 3!