the idea for this card came from jennifer mcguires thinking inking class. it was a class she did last summer for two peas in a bucket, and its still available for free on youtube in case you missed it. it was an incredible class! i learned SO much. unfortunately i didn't have all of the great products she used last summer, so as my distress ink collection continues to grow i have fun going back and watching the videos and trying out the techniques.
i started with the rectangular panel in the background using just white cardstock spiced marmalade & worn lipstick distress ink. then i inked the hero arts dot flourish border stamp with versamark ink and stamped the background which left like a watermark imprint on it. (jennifer explains that in the video much better than i think i just did :) i used hero arts thinking of you messages stamp set to stamp the sentiment. for the butterfly i stamped hero arts heart winged butterfly with black colorbox pigment ink and attached it to the card with martha stewarts foam adhesive. then colored with color pencils, then used rangers glossy accents, the string is just regular white embroidery floss, and recollections pearls in black.
thanks for looking.