Using a Hero Arts Music Background stamp, I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink on Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it using Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. I chose this particular paper because I wasn't sure how much color I was going to use, but it would stand up to the water I might want to add. In the end, I added a bit of Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to the center of the panel, misted it with Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist and set it aside to dry without adding any more color to it. I was pretty happy with how it looked even though I know you can't see the shimmer here. You can definitely see it in real life!
I die cut this swallowtail butterfly (I'm sorry I don't know who the manufacturer is. The solid butterfly is a scrap of pink cardstock and the top layer is cut from Clear Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and then I put a little crystal on the pink solid butterfly in the exact spot where the tiny little circles are on the outline butterfly. There are 8 of those little circles on each wing so there are 16 Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystals on that butterfly. That is how I pulled in the rainbow color for the butterfly. It doesn't photograph particularly well, but again, in real life you can see it!
I'm not going to draw this post out with a lot of unnecessary details as I am fighting computer issues this weekend. We have a wedding next weekend and I won't be able to be online at all, so I'm trying to get some work done before hubby continues his diagnostics on my desktop. I can't even imagine trying to write a blog post by tapping in one letter at a time on my iPad but I may have to do that yet. So, I have a few more posts to write.
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