Here's a fun technique that creates a smooth, soft look. Using a sponge dauber, pick up some ink from the buttercup ink pad. Transfer the ink to a baby wipe, then "stain" the butterfly (over the embossed area) with color. Begin in the center with buttercup, working lightest to darkest, add lime, then mermaid. Experiment with different colors.
stamps: papillon, all for love & hand scripted
ink: buttercup, lime, mermaid, versamark & versafine onyx
embossing powder: onyx
other: sponge daubers & baby wipes