I tried a new to me technique with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and the end result reminded me of the tie-dyed shirts that I used to make growing up. I was inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink April Mood Board...especially the colors and the bottom middle picture, with all the paint blobs.
I started by stamping and white embossing the bear and balloon, and then added clean water to the area around the bear, and colored with the Zigs. I then colored the bear and balloon with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor Pencils, and added a touch of glitter to the balloon.
I finished the card by adding a sentiment. I stamped the bold word onto a banner that was cut around the bear, and the other half right onto the tie-dye panel. To tie in the glitter from the balloon, I tied the panel with some silver string.
I don't often work with more than one pastel color, but wanted to try for Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Pastels.
Cole said this card is pretty, and I make pretty cards, so that made me feel really good! This card took a lot of twists and turns, but if he likes it, I'm happy!