This card was made using two techniques: Masking (to close off an area to be left clear or filled later) and "victorian distress". Victorian distressing can also be seen on stamptv.com HERE.
Now use a foam applicator and rub the same distress ink over the cardstock. Hold on tight to the mask (if you didn't adhere it temporarily with a temporary adhesive).
Take a second fitting distress ink (I used Spun Sugar) and go lightly over the same areas to cover any open spaces.
NOTE: When I did this the first time I used a light hand with the first DI but I accidentally dropped an dewdrop ink pad on it and had to re-do it. The second time I spread the DI quite darker that's why the masked area appears brighter on the final card above. (I didn't mind too much, practise makes perfect.)
Stamp a central image in a darker contrasting color in the middle. I used London Fog (see final card).Rub a darker ink along the edges:
I glued the focal piece to orange cardstock, put the ribbon in place and glued to my card base.
Butterfly stamp: GinaK designs "Enjoy the Sunshine"
Sentiment: GinaK designs "Fanciful tags"