I can see these two sets being used a great deal, there are some fabulous ideas on Pinterest. So many ideas, so little time.
First of all I decided to start with the Spring set. I stamped and heat embossed using white onto vellum before using the marker pens to colour from behind to give a very delicate image and then die cut it out.
At this stage I still only had a rough idea of how I wanted the finished card to look but I do tend to "wing it" with most of my designs.
Well, I appear to have departed from the look I was going for; I wanted the circlet to stand out a little. I chose Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz, colours I'd used from the subtle markers. Being very new to Stampin' Up, although I have all the card stock colours, I haven't yet bought any patterned papers, so to tie the colours together I used the small flower stamps and created my own to co-ordinate.
Now to put the elements together.....
Still contemplating a butterfly. Watch this space. ;)