Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a butterfly-themed thinking of you card using Newton's Nook stamps in support of the "It's a Girl Thing" Blog Hop and Challenge. This is my second card for the challenge, and I wanted to use Newton's Nook stamps as they are one of the sponsors.
I first learned about Turner Syndrome during last year's hop; it's a genetic disorder where a female is born missing her second X chromosome, leaving her with life-long medical issues. It affects one in every 2,000 to 2,500 girls but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to term (miscarriages and stillbirths). I would like to help spread awareness of Turner Syndrome to as many people as possible in hopes that the medical field will do more research on how Turner Syndrome affects girls and women throughout their lifetimes.
Clear stamps: Newton's Nook Beautiful Wings
Distress Oxide inks: Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade
Versafine Clair inks: Charming Pink, Green Oasis, Golden Meadow
Other: Watercolour cold press 140 lb, various square punches (Marvy Uchida)
I found inspiration in the watercolour challenge at Newton's Nook Inky Paws. I hope my technique qualifies as watercolour. I blended Distress Oxide ink through a homemade stencil onto watercolour paper and then spritzed with water. I was inspired by the card in this video, although she did not spray hers with water. After the paper dried, I stamped the butterflies and sentiment and then adhered a pink cardstock strip for a pop of colour.
My butterflies were also inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge 151 and I went with Inking, along with the colours of Inchworm (pale green) and Ivory (watercolour cardstock). I'm hoping to try the Inside Out Card next!
DL.ART February Linky AG UE
Penny's Paper-Crafty 490 AG 2/3
Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2108 AG 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Goes (Thinking of You) UE
Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2
Word Art Wednesday 479-480 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 Wk1
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!