This card is a little different. It comes out of experiments using templates as stencils with dimensional paint. I made this card for a challenge on the Paper Wishes Message Board, but had already started playing with the butterfly template this way before I saw the challenge.
Templates/Stencils: The butterflies are from the HOTP template 15 Butterflies and Dragonflies, and the frame is a Crafter's Workshop template called 12 x 12 Fancy Frames. I also used a metal stencil for the greeting - again with dimensional paint. The hardest part about this card was waiting long enough for the dimensional paint to dry. Hitting it with a heat gun tends to cause extra warping and I didn't want that.
Background: I started by using blue dimensional paint with the frame template directly on the front of the card. After removing the stencil, I sprinkled white fun flock over it for some added texture.
Sentiment: The greeting started with a die-cut square (Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares) of blue glimmer paper. The stencil I used was a heart-shaped one with this message inside it (made by Heritage Handcrafts). I masked what I didn't want to use, then used white dimensional paint over the words.
Embellishments: The butterflies were also stenciled with white dimensional paint on blue glimmer paper. After the paint dried, I fussy cut around them, leaving a narrow border of blue paper. I folded the wings along the body and then made antennae from thin 34 gauge wire which I glued to the back. I added black FlowerSoft to the center to form the body and attached them with double sided tape JUST along the body.