That's what I aimed for with this card, using a base of Early Espresso cardstock and then layers of Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstocks. For the first layer of Very Vanilla, I used Primrose Petals and Early Espresso inks to stamp the leaves and rose all over (after off-stamping to give a very light image) and then used my distressing tool to age the edges before lightly sponging them with the Early Espresso ink. For my next layer of Crumb Cake, I used Primrose Petals ink to stamp the frame and Early Espresso ink to stamp the leaves. Then I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder. To better define the inside of the frame, I used some household bleach and an artist's brush. I love the deep vanilla of the bleached out area, don't you?
I used the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Primrose Petals ink for two butterflies and punched them out using the matching Elegant Butterfly punch. Then I sponged some Early Espresso around their edges and painted a line of Crystal Effects down their centres to define their bodies.
Finally I used that terrific new tool, the Spiral Flower Originals die and some Primrose Petals cardstock. I used my Bone Folder to break down the stiff cardstock considerably and also "scrunched" the cardstock a bit to give it more texture. Then I simply rolled the flower and used hot glue to set the blossom. The finished flower is gorgeous and I can see myself making many more for many, many projects. Talk about an easy way to make an awesome flower!
This card doesn't have a sentiment and I'm not sure that I'm going to bother with one. It looks perfect the way it is. Can't you imagine giving this card for a birthday, Mother's Day or an Anniversary?