Watercolor, Butterflies & Anything Goes

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hello there! Yesterday I did some experimenting with distress inks and smooshing. I love this technique and how quick it is to do. Today I made a card using one of the backgrounds I created yesterday.

To create my background, I started by spreading Picked Rasberry and Seedless Preserves distress inks onto my Ranger craft sheet. I spritzed both colors with water and added them to my paper using a paint brush. I do have some Ranger distress watercolor card stock but for this I used PTI's Stamper's Select and I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. It warped some at first but I used my heat tool to speed up the drying time and it helped to flatten the card stock back out. Today I finished my card by adding a die cut butterfly and flag banner on which I stamped my sentiment. 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

My Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Sentiment Splits
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies & Layers, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Rasberry & Seedless Preserves, PTI Sweet Blush, Memento Dew Drop Lilac Posies
Paper: PTI White Stamper's Select,  PTI Sweet Blush, Recollections pink


  1. Very pretty card! I like how you have created your two-tone butterfly, and the water-colouring behind it really grounds the image. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  2. This is just beautiful! I love the smooshing with the pretty butterfly!

  3. Love your watercolor splattering and the butterfly is perfect for the flight challenge. Really pretty and unique!

  4. This is just gorgeous. Love your pink butterfly, and all the splattering and smooshing you were able to do whilst still keeping your card CAS. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  5. Such pretty card and such a gorgeous color. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  6. Sweet and lovely!! Love that you joined us at CAsology!!!

  7. Love this! The speckled background with the butterfly is perfect. Great card!!


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