For this card, I used the Tim Holtz butterflies stamp, a great Gina K vertical sentiment stamp, sponging with Distress inks and watercolouring with Brushos for the background around the butterflies, and heat embossing.
I stamped and heat embossed the butterflies in gold on coated cs.
Then I sponged Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress inks around the butterflies to tone down the white of the cs.
I spritzed carefully just in certain spots around the butterflies and sprinkled black Brushos on the wet spots. I used my waterbrush to move it around a bit more. And yes, it was BLACK Brushos - amazing the colour it came out, perhaps influenced by the Distress inks underneath it. Whatever it was, I really like how it came out.
I added the butterfly panel to a black cs background with the vertical sentiment stamped and heat embossed in the same gold. The cardbase is cream cs.
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