Hello everyone! Today I am sharing inspiration using Simon Says Stamp’s Outline Butterflies background that I illustrated, along with some additional exclusives that were released in Simon’s new Blossoms and Butterflies collection!

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How I Made It

The card is watercolored with Distress Oxides; not only are these inks amazing to ink blend with, but the rich colors also make for gorgeous watercoloring.

I was going for an ethereal style with this card, so not only did I use a myriad of colors for the butterflies, but also in the background of the card itself. Mixing Oxide inks is extremely easy, so even if you are a beginner at watercoloring, I think you’ll find this Oxide ink watercolor technique super easy and also fun!

To enhance the colors of the butterflies, I used a rainbow of Nuvo Gloss Drops on their wings, and also in the background. For sentiments, I used greetings in both the You Got This CZ Design and our Comfort and Prayers set.

Want to see how I created this colorful encouragement card? Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post!

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today; I will be back again soon with more to share!

Supplies Used

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp OUTLINE…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies YOU GOT THIS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Tonic CLOUD 9 Nuvo Dream Drops 1794n
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Tonic APPLE GREEN GLOSS Nuvo Crystal…
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Tonic CARNATION PINK GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tonic CARIBBEAN OCEAN GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tonic CRUSHED GRAPES GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tonic DANDELION YELLOW GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tonic CALMING AQUA Nuvo Crystal Drops…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Lawn Fawn GUAVA Cardstock LF1117
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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