It's funny that there's not much of the ribbon left on show now! I like to use pieces of cut 'n' dry foam to blend the distress ink background, it's great getting your fingers good and close to your work. Splodges of picket fence distress stain are used on the main panel before stamping the sentiment to make it stand out better against the background.
Watercolour paper makes a great medium for butterflies. It takes lots of colour well and soaks up any amount of distress stickles you want to add; it's easy to cut out and shapes nicely when dry.
Plenty of flower trim left yet - thanks Lee! It's so easy to colour with distress inks to match your project.
This angled view makes it easier to see the dimension.
IndigoBlu unmounted stamp set: Wild Meadow
Distress Inks: Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Distress Stain: Picket Fence
Archival Ink: Cobalt
Cardstock: thin white for inking and stamping, thick red for card blank
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Joanna Sheen: Spring / Easter