I love making flowers for my cards - a few years ago, I purchased a 500 flower pack from Oriental Trading Company. It had 3 shapes, in 4 colors. I adore making these little flowers:
The small bud is one layer, the larger flower is 5 layers and the dual color flower is 4 layers plus 1 layer.
Here's the card:
I really love using the palette stamps for my backgrounds, particularly when I'm stamping on textured card stock. I've also found that I get the best image when I layer color if I do a combination of inks - in this case, I used two Memento dye inks for the background with Brilliance pigment ink for the flourish. I spritzed the stamp with water before I stamped on my paper. You can see the faded water droplets on the dye portion; the Brilliance didn't react at all.