For this card I went a bit more subtle with the turquoise, and added some lavender to the mix. This time I started with a slightly larger card base - approximately 5" x 6 1/4".
Lacy Mat: I started with the lacy mat. Using a Darice embossing folder, I inked the edges of the folder with turquoise and then ran it through my machine with some white cardstock inside. Then I fussy cut around the edges of the embossed frame. I cut a piece for the center of the frame from a scrap of paper I had on hand that tied together the turquoise & lavender that I wanted to use. I set this aside and prepared my background.
Background: For the background I found a scrap of turquoise paper. It had stuff cut out of the center of it, but that was hidden by the lavender piece I put on top of it - a "hand-made" paper I bought at Costco several years ago. After gluing them both in place, I attached my lacy mat to this using foam tape for dimension.
Sentiment: I started with a piece of white card stock that had been cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders Fancy Tags #2. Then I added a turquoise piece cut and embossed with a die from Fancy Tags #1. To get the center oval to match, I cut and embossed a scrap of white cardstock using the same die and then cut around the embossed edge. I stamped my sentiment (from HOTP "Tiny Words & Images") with lavender ink and inked the edge before gluing them one on top of the other as shown here. I attached this to the lacy mat with foam tape.
Butterfly: The butterfly is cut and embossed with two of the dies from Spellbinders Les Papillions - one created the lavender base, the other the lacy upper part in white. I LOVE these dies! They are designed so they can stand alone or be used together and I think they're quite lovely. Anyway, I glued the lacy white part to the lavender part just along the body & antennae so the wings are free. I folded up the wings a bit, then attached the butterfly to the card as shown - once again only attaching it along the body.
Tomorrow I'll show another Thank You card using the other two butterfly dies in the Les Papillions set.