This pretty flower stamp is a Sparkle N Sprinkle image that came from a sweet friend Judy. It such a pleasing design that I decided to use it only with a sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed it to protect the ink from running, then used my yellow and green distress markers with a water pen to color it in. After it was dry I sponged on some tumbled glass distress ink around it, and then stamped my sentiment, from PTI's Garden Variety set, then mounted on an aqua card base.
This technique is called watercolor stamping; you just paint right onto your stamp (in this case I used water-soluble markers) to color it, then spritz with water before stamping. I love the effect! After I was sure it was dry, I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, trimmed out the panel, framed it up with a bracket-punched edging and mounted it to my card that had been stamped with the Envelope pattern from Hero Arts. The flower image is also Hero Arts, Wildflower Garden, and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession "In a Garden". To finish I added some punched butterflies.