I had so much fun pulling this card together! As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to play along. Fortunately I had 4 of the basket items: Gold Foil, Butterfly Thinlits and Blushing Bride & Blackberry ink. I spritzed Blushing Bride on WW card stock using doilies and a cut of the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits as masks. I used my aqua painter to flick some Blackberry Bliss on the panel and ran a sponge with Blackberry Bliss along the edges. I ran the Blackberry Bliss ink pad along a strip of WW card stock and added it to the left of the panel with a thin strip of gold foil. The large butterfly die cut was sponged with Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss. Gold foil was cut with the medium butterfly die and layered over the top. I dyed some white bakers twine with Blackberry Bliss and wrapped it around the butterfly's body and created antennae. I also wrapped the dyed twine across the bottom and created a bow with very thin strips of gold foil that I coiled around my paper piercer to create little coils. I shaped the butterfly and added it to the panel with glue dots. The panel was mounted to a WW card base.
I don't always decorate the inside of my cards, not sure why I don't as I am always happy with the result. I do tend to decorate the inside of cards larger than the standard 4.25 x 5.5 as I think the extra layers give the card base additional support. I used similar techniques and layout on the inside as I did for the card front.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping,
And yes, my fingers are still purple! I did think about putting on gloves...