I save my negative spaces from my diecuts/punches. These will act as your mask, so to speak.
Once you choose which negative space you are going to use, I tape it down onto my card front using removable tape.
Next I sponge on the base color, in this case SU Soft Sky. Be careful not to get any ink on your card front--if you need to, place an extra sheet of scrap paper down.
For an added touch you could use a fine point marker, like a copic multi-liner and outline the shape too.
After the ink has dried then you can stamp your image onto the inked area. Leave your mask in place!! Here I used SU Old Olive, Su Tangerine Tango and SU Melon Mambo. The stamps are from TAC (which is no longer in business) Watercolor Plants--there are many silhouette stamps on the market now that would work perfect for this!
For a different look, try stamping your stamp a few times without re-inking it--it will be lighter each time. You can add as many images or as few as you want until you achieve the look you want. Try staggering the height levels for a nicer look too!
Once all the ink is dried you can carefully take off the mask and voila'~ an easy CAS card! You can add punched butterflies if you want, a sentiment or just leave as is.
Enjoy your day!
If all else fails-add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!
stamps~ TAC Watercolor Plants, TAC Joyful Notes
ink~ SU Soft Sky, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Melon Mambo, SU Old Olive,
cardstock~ SU Whisper White, SU Melon Mambo
other goodies~ Martha Stewart punch