Edited to add: Winner of the prize for commenting on my Hero Arts Blog Hop post is MagsB. I have emailed you. Thank you everyone for the kind comments.
I used Penny Black's slapstick/cling stamp "Valentine Dance" to make this card. I stamped and embossed the butterflies and then I wanted bold color a'la Jill foster! Well my Festive Berries distress ink was not giving me the thick layer of color I wanted .. and just then I noticed a tiny spot of embossing powder that hadn't melted. I grabbed the heat gun and zapped that spot and then just to be sure, heated up the entire image.
Well, when I applied the distress ink to that very warm surface, it was magical! The ink spread like warm butter! And I got the deep color I was hoping for. So, there's a little hint; apply Distress ink to a heated surface and see what happens!
I'm busy making Valentines for the family. I'm thinking if I take the bow off of this one, it can go to one of the guys in my family. Or maybe guys make an exception for bows when it is Valentine's day!!!
Have a great weekend. We are still colder than we should be here in Alabama. Great stamping weather!! Thanks for your visit today .. I love company.