I started by using this fabulous Gridiron embossing folder on a piece of white cardstock as well as on the faux wood background paper I used. I rubbed some Distress Ink over it, as shown here:
Once I embossed the paper, I watercolored in the de-bossed sections, then I painted some Gesso and white acrylic paint over various areas for a more subtle pastel look and started building my layers. I added some dies (Coffee Ring and Drip Drop die sets) which I stamped text on, added some butterflies, some more Gesso, and then some Washi tape for the sentiments.
There are so many fun products that have just hit the market that it's hard to keep the old wallet in check! But remember- we're collectors; not hoarders. :) Happy crafting!
Here are the supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp to make my butterfly card:
Can't wait for you to whip out your butterflies and create something amazing! Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so that you can inspire us and enter yourself to be a winner for the $50 Simon Says Stamp gift voucher!