Hope You're Swell!

I can't wait to see some butterflies flying around this spring!

This card was originally going to be a full water color background, then then I made a boo-boo and it turned into water color die cut, which I actually think I like better then my original plan. 
I used distress markers heavily misted with a perfect pearl / water combination and punch a bunch of circle's out.
I chose my color's based on the color challenge over at the Unity Blog and got inspiration for the sketch/layout from the current challenge over at The Muse Blog.

I'm also entering this into the Thinking of You challenge at the Pile It On blog and the Pearl challenge at Simons Says Stamp. I topped the card off with some liquid pearl accents + a little jeweled bling and finally some green twine based off the Really Reasonable Ribbon Green Challenge.

Stamps: Unity; Bevy of Butterflies & "Hope Your Swell"
Ink: Distress; Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart; Daffodil
Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Beaded Ribbon Set
Dies: Tim Holtz; On the Edge
Twine: WeR Memory Keepers
Other: Perfect Pearls; Perfect Pearl  Liquid Pearls; White Opal
The Muse



  1. What a cool technique - I love the rich colours and how the yellow pops! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  2. Amazing card! I love the circles and the pretty butterflies! Great design and colors! Thanks you so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. I love a twine bow on a card, and this really works against that pretty background. Thanks for playing along with RRR challenge #90: Show Me the Green and Ribbon.

  4. What a pretty card and a great take on the card that I created for the challenge!! Thank you very much for taking to time to play in the challenge!! I appreciate that so much and wish you Good Luck!!

  5. Love your backgrounds for you butterflies! Isn't it cool when a mistake makes your card better???
    beesmom at Splitcoast

  6. This is really pretty - I do like the little vellum butterflies!

  7. LOVELY card!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  8. Your card is very pretty! Hugs~Patti

  9. This is a really sweet card! I just love it. Thanks for playing along with Really Reasonable Ribbon Show Me The Green Challenge.