I'm going to tell you right off that this card is not what I intended to make. Let me guide you to a blog where a beautiful card appears and the technique is perfected. The technique I was trying to use to create a special panel is called Double Sponging and is similar to the emboss/resist technique. Two wrong tries later, I came up with the technique, but not really. Clear as mud?
I'm going to let you see how these cards are supposed to turn out by directing you to Cecilia's Cards and then to Our Daily Bread Designs. I think my Faded Jeans Distress ink was too dark as one of the first layers. Nevertheless, I am not unhappy about the result and will try this technique again, hopefully to better effect. The smaller panel, on which the butterfly sits is my attempt at the new technique.
The whole card seems to have a depth that pulls the eye to the panel.and I'm entering this card in the Oozak January 2013 Challenge (Anything Goes and Pink and Bling), the Hero Arts January 2013 challenge (going with the "Try Something New" part of the challenge), the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge (Something New) and A Blog Named Hero (try a new technique).
Hero Arts Dots and Flowers background stamp S5213
Hero Arts Cling Butterflies (3 images) CG130
Hero Arts Glow Girl (hello!) CL650
Distress inks Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters & Dusky Concord.
Bling - green square glass gems
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue
Sheer aqua ribbon
Navy blue panel has gold webbing sprayed on it. (Don't attempt spraying webbing in the wind)