this card a few weeks ago and wanted to give it a try. It was really easy and I love the result. Thanks for the idea Amiee! I used Shimmery White paper as the base of the image and the card base. You can't see it in the photo, but the shimmery paper really looks great.
I used Stazon black to ink the sentiment. This is important because if you use Basic Black, the words will smear when you add the watercolor.
I used a Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter and I wanted to let you in on something I learned along the way. I bought some aqua painters at a craft store before Stampin' Up! started carrying them. When I got them home, I tried them right away, I was so excited to use them. But, they were horrible, they required a lot of patience to keep them either too dry or too wet, I ruined quite a few projects with leaks. Then Stampin' Up! came out with their version and I didn't buy them at first. Then a friend brought them to a swap once and so I tried them and I was amazed at the difference. I went home and looked at mine and tried them again and again got a leaky mess and that's when I noticed the difference. The Stampin' UP! version has a large black rubber stopper/gasket type thing in between the brush tip and the water holder. The cheap ones had a small stopper, very small, but the Stampin' Up! one was more substantial. I ordered them right away and loved them. I now use them all the time. Cheaper is not always better friends! I also learned this with magnetic dots from Oriental Trading- they wont hold your paper purse closed-don't bother :)
Once the water dries you can add the dotted line for your butterfly.
I used the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. This cuts and Embosses the butterflies all at once.
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