This is a card that I made for our daughter to congratulate her on finishing her first year of law school. She did a fantastic job!
The card is white cardstock with a layer of SU Early Espresso, one of my favourite colours. The designer paper is Kaisercraft - Secret Bird Society Collection. The whole sheet is beautiful, this is just a small section of it. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the designs of the bird, flowers, and branches are all a beautiful coppery brown metallic, so the card has some shine to it. There is another piece of designer paper over this but unfortunately, I don't remember where I pick it up from. I added a piece of white doily.
I wanted this card to feel like a beautiful spring day, so I added the branch with the blossoms. The branch is cut using Memory Box - Woodland Branch Die and the leaves are Memory Box - Tender Leaves Die. This branch die is so versatile, you can add the leaves or leave it bare for winter. You can use it as a full branch on a tree or have it as an accent twig sticking out behind some flowers. I love it!
The branch is cut from SU Early Espresso and the leaves are cut from some scrap green - I always have little pieces of a variety of greens laying around that are just right for leaves. The flowers are cut using a Recollections Punch. I sponged around the edges with SU - Cameo Coral and then shaped them using a soft mouse pad. A white half pearl for the center finished the little flowers.
The butterfly is cut using Memory Box - Vivienne. This is such a pretty butterfly and can be paired with Memory Box - Darla which is a solid cut out of the same butterfly. These two butterflies are pretty alone or together. For this card I just used Vivienne.
Thanks for looking :)