This card is from one of my technique classes @ Western. I do a class there each month on the last Monday. This technique is called Layered Colouring with Markers, and the Simply Soft Hostess set is perfect for it!
Basically, you layer on darker co-ordinating colours, but colour less and less with each darker colour. To add a little pop, I also used the Signo White gel pen at the centre of each of the darkest areas. For the pink flowers, I coloured the whole flower with Pink Pirouette, then coloured half of each petal with Blushing Bride, then coloured a quarter up with Regal Rose, then added just a touch of Melon Mambo at the centre. For the purple flowers, I used Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Concord Crush. I also outlined each of the images with a Sahara Sand marker to add some dimension.
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness, Simply Soft (R - Hostess)
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride (R), Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush (R), Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz (R), Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Other: Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Perfect Pennants Big Shot die, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Signo White Gel pen