This card started as a mess, but I cut the patterned panel down to be less than half the card front, and it became a little less of a mess!
I started with white cardstock and painted it with a mixture of water and a Gelato (Butter Cream) from Faber Castell. I then affixed a stencil from Kaiser Craft and added some Wendi Vecchi embossing paste (some of which I'd mixed with some Snow Cone Gelato). Before I removed the stencil and before the paste dried, I stamped over the embossing paste with my Hero Arts "Friend Definition" stamp in Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then removed the die and, while the paste was still a bit wet, I stamped a little Hero Arts butterfly from Antique Flowers and Butterflies in Brushed Corduroy.
The rest of the card is fairly simple in comparison! LOL!
I affixed the die cut butterfly onto a die cut piece of acetate, so I will be submitting this to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge.
Seeing as I used Gelatos, embossing paste, die cutting as well as stamps, a stencil and ink, I'll also be submitting this to The Mixed Media Challenge.