It beautiful outside this morning in Southern Iowa with the sun shining and not much wind... we won't think about the temperature being only 6 degrees :-)
All stamps used on this are Studio 490. The background of this card began with a piece cut from the paper I had been working on top of for the past couple of weeks... mostly, if not all, distress inks. I then stamped the large alpha/numbers along the bottom and the small alphabet over not quite all of the rest of the piece using Archival ink jet black. Then I stamped the grid pattern over part of it "inking" my image with the white paint dabber... all be sure to clean your stamps right away when stamping with acrylics. Used a paper distresser along the edges and inked them with black soot. The flower and butterfly are stamped on grungepaper, cut out, and sponged (love the Ranger blending tools) with distress inks. White dots on the butterfly are done with the Inkssential pen. On the center of the flower I used a brad to attach an Ideology foliage flower that is embossed with Distress Embossing Powder mustard seed. The antenna of the butterfly are just two thin strips of black cardstock. "thinking of you" is also stamped on a piece of scrap of the "work on top of" paper, edges inked with black soot, layered on a piece of black cardstock. The printed twill is from Jillibean Soup. A piece of sequin waste along the left under the flower. Folded card is black cardstock.