Every now and then you need a card for encouragement. Just something to let that special person know that they have what it takes to accomplish their dreams. That’s what I had in mind when I created this card.
For my background I used watercolor paper. I inked up the branchy looking stamp from Make it Amazing with Old Paper Distress ink, and spritzed my stamp with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. I stamped again without inking up the stamp. I did this a couple of times, then I took a paintbrush with water and gently went around and blended those stamped image out just a bit. I then took some Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, mixed with water on my craft mat, and watercolored those lightly onto my piece. I let this dry and flicked some of those same colors of distress ink onto the piece. I let this dry well, and, using liberal amounts of foam tape on the back, I adhered it to a white card base.
I sponged some blue, green and grey ink onto the butterfly stamps and stamped them on Sugar Cube card stock and cut them out with the matching dies. I used foam tape to adhere them to the card. I cut a vellum branch out using the Twiggy Branch die and adhered it with just a touch of glue down at the bottom of the card.
I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the banner from the Label It die set, and adhered it over the vellum branch with foam tape. Lastly I added three clear green sequins from the Hocus Pocus Matched Sequins.