I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock using versamark and heat embossed using black detail ep. I sponged ink on the wings, graduating the colour starting from lightest to darkest. These images from Unity Stamp Company are fabulous for this technique!
I used colorbox chalk ink on all the sentiment tags. I applied the chalk ink with the ink pad direct to paper. It's AMAZING! I love how the softness of the chalk and the patterned paper make the butterflies look so crisp and vibrant.
I wanted the wings to have a little more sparkle, so I painted them with twinkling H2O's. I tried to get a good close-up of the wings, but I don't have a new camera yet. I've been told it's coming but timing is everything. I guess the timing isn't right yet...
Normally, I'm allergic to black but I think I've been diligently working towards developing a tolerance for it. These cards really needed the black to 'pop'.
stamps; butterfly beauty (Unity Stamp Company)
paper; geneva, raven, coconut smoothie (bazzill), ochre (basic Grey)
ink; ginger, lemonade, butterscotch, cranberry, rust, pitch black (ranger adirondack), pumpkin patch, sand dunes, chocolate and blueberries (ink queues by colorbox), versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; 1/4" black grosgrain, black brads, slot punch, corner rounder (SU!), black detail ep (ranger), yellow rhinesones (kaiser), tiny yellow rhinestones (amuse), twinkling H2O's