I used the Creative Elements set again, mostly because it lends itself well for this kind of 'layering'.
The colors are Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Not Quite Navy and Always Artichoke. (The sentiment label is Espresso, but as you'll see further on, I left that part off the rest.)
On Version 2, I kept the stacked Artichoke edges by layering them on banners. I wrapped them twice in Linen Thread (LOVE that stuff!) and popped the flower on Dimentionals.
(I realized a trick this weekend: when you make a banner and want it to 'ripple' a little, place a Dimensional or 2 in the middle and tape/glue the ends down. Ripple! -maybe I'm the only one that didn't think of this..)
Oh my, I love this card! To this one, I stamped and popped the butterfly (I'm thinking of added pearls for her body..) and decided to put some Vintage Trinket brads in the left corner for balance.
I added a Bitty Button to the Linen bow (can you tell there's a Bitty flower behind the button? probably not, and that took some figuring out! Any tips would be great!), and an Artichoke Little Leaves behind the flower.
I sponged all the edges in Crumb Cake, for a softer look than my usual Suede.
Stay tuned! My all-time favorite is coming up! ;)
Thanks for looking!