Using the "Sending Love" Stamp set I embossed my image with white embossing powder and then sponged my background with 3shades of distress inks. Taking water and a paint brush I pulled off some ink in the flowers and buds, giving it a lighter look. You must use distress inks for this technique. I did Stamp my butterflies first and cut them out before I inked. I also used the greeting from the "Whimsical Spring" Stamp set.