I'd like to say that I deliberately went very pale in my color selection, but honestly, I think my pads just need reinking, LOL. But I think the pastel look really works with the bold stamp (it's the large background stamp from Tim's Papillon set) I used.
Just to break things up a bit, I punched three holes (no, I am not so talented to get them all lined up perfectly; I used a Sizzix three hole mover and shaper die) and backed them with blue cardstock.
The butterflies are cut from paper that was covered with tissue tape and inked. They are Tim's mini mover and shaper butterflies, and I find myself using them a lot. They are perfectly sized for cards and ATCs.
In case you didn't notice all the fancy (hah!) machine stitching, here's a closer look:
Not only are the butterflies attached with the stitching, but each side of the card has some zig zag action going on. I hope you're suitably impressed.
This is already in an envelope ready to head out for a friend's birthday. If it ever stops raining I'll even get to a mailbox.