Here is a card I made using a fabulous stamp that my BFF Debbie gave me. It's from the Rubber Stamp Plantation company in Hawaii (http://www.rubberstampplantation.com/store/quiltstamps.htm). The stamp is from their quilt collection and is called "Large Ulu Quilt." I wanted to use it right away so I made her this Mahalo (Hawaiian for Thank You) card. I created the background using glossy cardstock and Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks. The technique is to put a little of the inks and some alcohol ink blending solution on the felt applicator, then tap the applicator on the glossy cardstock until you are happy with the look. Then I took some additional blending solution and dropped it directly on the cardstock. For this background, I chose Sail Boat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, and Citrus. I love how you never know what your alcohol inked background will look like, but it always looks really cool! I stamped the "thank you" swirly stamp with Archival ink. Because I am a sloppy stamper, I had a little bit of a smeared image. Ergo, I punched out a butterfly, and voila, You would never know there was a smear under it. Hee hee. Peace.