Simon Says Stamp Monday's challenge is In My Garden. Their Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, so I'll be entering this card in both challenges. If you've never entered their challenges, you might want to look into them as their random drawing prize is a $50 gift certificate to their store where they sell all kinds of dies, stamps and other craft items.
I used the following products:
Frantic Stamper Large Swallowtail
Frantic Stamper Large Solid Swallowtail
Impression Obsession French Text background stamp
Designs by Ryn Leafy Branch stamp
Altenew Puffy Heart and Purple Wine dye inks
Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Victorian Velvet distress inks
DecoArt Craft Twinkles
I started out by making the background on watercolor paper. I painted on the Altenew inks by watering them down on my craft sheet and using a paint brush. Then I did the same for the Squeezed Lemonade ink. Once that was dry, I stamped on the script background with the darker Altenew ink and also stamped on the leaves with black VersaFine ink.
The butterfly was made by cutting out the solid background die with some glittery pink paper from JoAnn Fabric. The top layer was cut out of watercolor paper, inked with Shaded Lilac and Victorian Velvet inks, then covered with some DecoArt Twinkles which were painted on with a paintbrush.
I'm also entering this in the Dies R Us "Use Pastel Colors" challenge.
I hope you have a great day ~ Ann