The cards shown above are the results of an afternoon of playing around with some of my Distress Inks. I used post-a-notes to mask off the areas of the card that I didn't want inked. Used a sponge dauber to lightly ink the exposed parts of the card with distressed ink. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment.
I embossed only a portion of the card front. These three embossing folders are my favorites. If the card requires an embellishment I always seem to use a butterfly.