The first product I just had to ink up was the Artful Flutters stamp set, especially after seeing Cornelia's spotlight feature card over at the STAMPlorations blog on the very day that my parcel arrived.
I focussed on the ironed off embossed sentiments against the ombre background. I heat embossed my sentiments in white and then created my background using 3 colours of Zig markers and a water brush to blend the colours. To create a little more texture, I flicked some water on my panel and blotted it off using kitchen towel. After ironing off the embossing, I stamped the 3 butterflies from the same stamp set in Archival jet black ink. To add a little gold detail, I tried stamping the floating seed stamp (from Enchanted Garden by SugarPea Designs for the SOA Beautiful World collection) repeatedly using gold pigment ink and then heat embossing them in clear, but this only gave a very light image. Therefore, I added a little water to them to bleach out some of the background colour to make them show up a little better, but you may need to enlarge the picture to see them properly. Before mounting my panel onto a black mat and then onto my card (made out of Bristol cardstock), I added a few gold specks using my Versamark marker and gold embossing powder.
I'm linking my card up at:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + markers + choice (heat embossing, water colouring, splatters)
The Paper Players - 304 Watercolour
STAMPlortions CAS challenge - July Anything CAS goes with optional colour: orange