Hello, everyone! Toni here with you today sharing a mixed media card as I felt like a change of pace. My garden is starting to awaken which had me thinking of spring, flowers, and butterflies plus a healthy dose of rain in the Pacific Northwest.

The card front is a combination of Distress Inks, Ranger Archival and Catherine Pooler inks sponged through stencils like the Memory Box Open Studio Leafy Rows. I also used the smooshing technique with the flower and stripes stencils.

I added some additional dots of Liquitex Acrylic Paint using the rounded end of my paintbrush handles. I love the texture on this card so very much!

I finished the card base by embossing the Lovely Butterflies sentiment a few times in white and adding the top layer of the Honeycomb Bevel Plate Layer Set which I sponged with Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.

I stamped the Lovely Butterflies with Ranger Archival Jet Black on Memory Box Open Studio Watercolor Paper and colored them up with Zig Real Brush Markers 042, 052 and 070. I creased the wings along the body of the butterflies so they would stick up. The watercolor paper is sturdy enough I think they’ll pop back up after mailing too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and have a great rest of your week!