Using one of my favorite stamp sets from SU, Extreme Elements.
(sorry about the lighting)
A very simple but effective technique that I like to use is wading up a small amount of tissue paper, then dabbing it on the ink pad, then dabbing the inked tissue paper onto the cardstock. You like?? I do.
On this card, I did that for the card base but not the strip behind the Real Red strip of cardstock.
cardstock: Stampin UP Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake
ink: SU Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cakestamp: SU Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, Just Jawing