Thank you, Betty, for this beautiful color combination today. This color combination reminded me of "vintage" when I pulled all the sheets of cardstock together this morning, especially with the addition of lace.... so I went with it.
The flower spray comes from a large stamp in the upcoming SU! Summer Mini stamp set called "Elements of Style". It was stamped in Basic Black ink on Vanilla cardstock and colored direct-to-paper with Apricot Appeal, More Mustard and Sage Shadow markers. I ever-so-lightly blended the colors together with a slightly damp aquapainter. I cut the flower spray with an oval Coluzzle, stopping in areas of the image that I wanted "out-of-the-box", and trimmed those areas with small scissors. I lightly sponged Apricot Appeal ink around the edges, and this was matted on a Basic Gray cardstock oval. The lace was attached on the back with Sticky Strip.
The sentiment comes from (I think) the Great Friend stamp set. I used a StampAMaJig for that step.
The butterfly is a single stamp called All a Flutter and was stamped in black and colored with the same markers and a white gel pen. The butterfly and only the flowers were heat embossed with Versamarker/clear EP. The background was made with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder/BigShot and lightly sponged with Apricot Appeal ink to bring out the dots. This main panel and butterfly were adhered with dimensional popdots. I added 3 small half-back pearls to finish it off.
Thank you for taking a closer look at my submission today. Have a wonderful day!