Easy peasy! It worked like a charm. Erin's comment about working backwards really did it. I heat embossed the final layer first with Versamark and blush EP on a pink cardstock piece, then stamped over it with the second layer and Raspberry Fizz ink, used the template to die cut the pieces, Bob's my uncle and no mistake!
Thanks' Erin. I'll be looking at several stamp sets with new eyes now. I used the same process with the leaves, using Leaf EP and Simply Chartreuse for the ink layer on a scrap of light green cardstock.
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse.
Dies: The Sweet Life, Limitless Layers: 31/2" Oval Die
Stamps: The Sweet Life
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Lavendar Moon, Spring Moss