Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year!
Starting this month I am joining the Watercolor Design Team over at
I've been on the ATC challenge team for a while and since
I enjoy Watercolors so much I decided to give that team a try as well!
This month the theme is anything goes with an optional "Texture" twist.
For my card I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks.
I started out by doing some ink blending with 3 different color distress inks.
I used Broken China, Twisted Citron and Worn Lipstick.
They are so pretty when they blend together!
After I blended them out I used the Simon Says Stamp
Outline Floral Frame to cut out a panel.
It really was so pretty to see where the colors came out among the flowers!
I backed that panel with vellum to soften the card.
For the main focal point I die cut the Simon Says Stamp
Devonshire Butterfly out of gold foil card stock and added foam tape to the back.
To give a little more interest to the card I added some gold floss
behind the butterfly in a random bunch.
For the sentiment I stamped Happy Birthday from the Essentials by Ellen
stamp set Wish Big. I ALWAYS need birthday cards so this was an easy pick!
I watercolored the sentiment strip to match the floral die and adhered it to the butterfly.
I am so in love with watercolors, I love the soft random colors you
can achieve depending on the amount of water you use.
Come join us for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge this month!
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you get some free crafty time today!
Have a great day, I already am!