It's basically just loads of die cuts! The sentiment is stamped with a stamp that came with Quick Cards Made Easy a few years ago, and sadly it was its very last outing. As most magazine freebie stamps tend to, it's gone hard and is cracking and took me about a dozen repeats to get it clearly stamped. (If they don't turn brittle, they melt - but I must have had a good 5 years of use from it so I can't complain!). I've added the bands of gold and purple glitter using double sided tape - maybe a less rigid looking stripe would have looked better on the butterfly but I wanted to keep all the edges clean and bold. The leaves have been finished with Glossy Accents. I would have liked to apply it through the embossing holes in the die, as I would with ink, but I had visions of sticking the die to the card so I did it freehand instead. I also added Glossy Accents to the heart in the sentiment. And just in case you can't see the sparkle and shine, here's a closer look.
Why second time lucky? Well, when I was sketching out the card, I planned to use a purple butterfly to match the rectangle layer, thinking the dimension enough would be enough to make it stand out from the card, but you can see here that it didn't work.
I have made this with two challenges in mind, two of my favourites that I always try to join in:
Pixie's Snippets Playground because everything (including BOTH butterflies) except the base card came from my snippets box. In fact they were all the last bits of snippets, causing some very careful positioning of dies to make sure I had enough for everything, so it's been a good clearing out exercise.
The Butterfly Challenge where I have managed to include ALL the elements on the wheel - green, gold, grape, gems, glitter, Glossy Accents and of course a butterfly.