The Hero Arts blog is having their April 2011 Card Challenge and this month there are several categories to enter. I decided to use their sketch #4. This is my interpretation.
I started with a 5"x7" cardstock base in aqua and then topped it with a pale yellow textured card front by Bazzill.
Next, I glued a strip of patterned paper by Basic Grey to the front. With a scrap piece, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out three butterflies and added Hero Arts pearls to their bodies. I glued them to the top left of the card.
On a strip of the pale yellow cardstock, I used THIS technique from Jenny Suchin, using Hero Arts stamp CG174 Vine Scrolls and Distress Inks, Broken China and Aged Shutters. I stamped a SPRING sentiment from HSN with a combo of VersaMagic inks, Turquoise Gem and Sea Breeze. I used Pop Dots to attach this strip horizontally to the card front.
My final step was a Tattered Angels Textured Fonts butterfly. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in the Bubbles color. After letting it dry completely, I attached it with Pop Dots to the yellow strip, positioning it over the floral vine pattern of the stamp.
Thanks so much for looking!