I decided not to make this into a card. Instead, it stands as is to be used as a bookmark.
I don't have much experience in using stencils and embossing paste. I think it turned out pretty well, and I hope to learn more about this technique.
How I made this bookmark:
I started with a piece of watercolor paper. It's heavy and thick, and it won't usually warp when using wet media. I used a stencil (T!m Holtz) and pushed embossing paste through it. I let it dry for a few days, not knowing what to do next. Then, I used Distress Inks Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord as watercolor and painted the entire panel, letting it puddle in places for interest. After that was dry, I inked up the background stamp (Stampa Rosa) with Versafine Onyx and stamped it three times to cover the entire panel. Next, I adhered it to a purple panel of card stock. I used the same color of card stock to stamp the butterflies (Embossing Arts), and cut them out. Then, I glued them to the watercolored panel. Finally, I used a hole punch and threaded several lengths of yarn into it and tied it off.
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