Hi there stampers!  Well I am still in the process of getting my blog fixed up so I appreciate your patience.  I also must apologize for not posting more often these days.  I have been making some big decisions in my career lately and have not had much time to spend in my craft room.  

So onto the card for today.  I created this really fun encouragement card using the This Little Piggy stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin Up.  I used the new embossing paste from the catalog along with Dazzling Diamond glitter to create the most shimmery and beautiful clouds for my card.

I stared with a piece of watercolor paper and applied several layers of Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.  I first applied the oxide ink onto a piece of acetate, sprayed this with water, and then smooshed it  onto the watercolor paper.  This is such a fun technique to use with distress oxides.  After applying several layers, I spritzed it with water to create the water droplets and used a paper towel to pick up the extra water.  I set this aside to dry and worked on the piggy focal point.
I stamped the pig image onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper using Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder, and then heat set with my heat tool.  I then used Worn Lipstick and more Broken China Distress Inks to color in my pig.  I then used a Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pen to color in the hooves and eye.  I then added some dots on the cheek and bum with a white gel pen.  I then fussy cut out the little pig and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink onto a strip of black cardstock which was heat set using more white embossing powder.
Once the watercolor panel was dry, I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Mask pack and taped this onto the panel.  I combined some Embossing Paste with Dazzling Diamond Glitter together and applied this to the panel through the mask which left the most gorgeous shimmery clouds.
I then used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Thinlits to cut out a circle from vellum and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I adhered the pig and sentiment onto the vellum which was then adhered to the pink circle.  I created a top folding A2 card base made from Thick Whisper White and adhered a layer of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  The watercolor panel was added to the card base and the pig focal circle glued onto the card. 
To see my video on how to make this card, you can watch it on my YouTube Channel HERE, or watch below: