I wasn't even working on this at midnight, but I started off by stamping on the wrong side for how the card opened. At least that was easy to fix--just cut off the card front & used it as a panel. The butterfly from PTI Quilled Elegance was stamped in Distress Ink salty ocean. Then I used my water brush to go over the image, as shown by Alexandra. I added a bit of festive berries touching the brush directly to the pad--also learned from Alexandra's post. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with StazOn. I added the little butterflies, embossed them in white & added a touch of the blue ink with my brush since CAS(E) this Sketch provided my layout inspiration.
Next was making the glitter frame for this week's PTI MIM challenge. I used Score tape attaching all 4 pieces without adding glitter since I wanted to use translucent gel medium with my SSS Falling Snow stencil. Of course I should have done that first & then glittered each strip of the frame as I attached it. I was able to fix the adhesive, but didn't think of the fact that you need to use colored glitter with Score tape. I added Stickles & it still looked terrible. Finally cut strips of Elizabeth Craft double sided paper which I attached to white cardstock strips & then added my EC Cool Highlight glitter. This is the neatest stuff! It goes on fairly dull & becomes extremely sparkly & smooth as you burnish it with your finger & it won't rub off. Wish you could see it in real life. Anyway, the card is saved & ready to mail tomorrow to a friend who loves butterflies. I'm also entering the SSS Flickr challenge to use a stencil. Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!