Okay, I decided to try again with the stamping/embossing/distress ink thing. This time I used a smaller stamp not a background one.
With this one I used a piece of white cardstock and embossed the flower image on top using some clear embossing powder. I then coloured the whole thing with several of the Distress Inks. I put a bow around it and a sentiment on top. I think I might use this one for my Mum's Mother's Day card.
This is the one in progress. With this one I used a coloured piece of cardstock and embossed the flower image on top and then distress inked. The patterns are a lot cleared close up. Not sure how I'm going to finish this one.
I am having fun with this. I know I'm bound to make mistakes - part of learning - but the thing that's driving me crazy right now is my cutter. It is a Fiskars and I just purchased it but none of my lines seem to be straight .... ggggrrrrr