I'm submitting this card to two challenges, Simon Says Stamp's Things With Wings and A Blog Named Hero's All That Glitters.
I started the paper a while back and only figured out what I wanted to do with it today. I put a few drops of reinker ink (blue and peacock green) on a stamp block, misted it, swirled the ink around a bit and then put my piece of watercolour paper down.
Today, I looked at the paper and while I liked the colours, thought I could do better. As one of the challenges is all about shininess, I used some complementary metallic gelatos over the ink, misted it, and smeared the colour in. This time I used my heat tool to dry the paper, as I wanted to work with it right away.
For the butterfly, I heat embossed red glitter embossing powder on vellum. I'm impressed that the velum didn't curl or anything when I applied the heat gun. For a bit more colour I wet a brush and applied some gold and metallic red gelato to the wings (starting with the back and then doing the front when the colour didn't show through enough). I think markers would have given more colour but I didn't want to colour over the gelatos in case it ruined them (the way colouring over crayons or pencil crayons will).
I fussy cut the butterfly out and then stamped my flower in a true blue ink on the panel. I used a green glitter pen for the stem.
The watercolour paper curled a bit so I attached it to my cardstock using heavy double sided tape and some glue (as a few bits curled up despite the tape). I glued on the metallic red ribbon and then the butterfly.
And, so you can see some of that shimmer, a detail shot.