The fluttery butterfly on this card is the second largest (or second smallest!) of the set of three. While the largest butterfly has more intricate detail, it is so much larger that it really takes over a card front. For an example of this butterfly being used, check out my Vellum Butterfly post.
Now, this butterfly is an ideal size to use as a focal point, but it doesn't overwhelm the card quite so much as its larger, more flamboyant brother does.
Did you notice that I echoed the notched ends of the sentiment piece in the ends of the ribbon upon which it rests? I love doing things like that! It just adds to the cohesiveness of a piece.
I know it doesn't show up too well in the first photo, and not all that great in the following photo, but I used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder to add a little bit of texture to the Whisper White background. Just enough to add interest, but not take away from the butterfly, the star of the card.
I have added this card to this week's TGIF Challenge #02. When doing a challenge, the hosts of any challenge expect you to use their sketch as a guideline for your own creation, making changes at will, but still having the end result be obviously based on the sketch. The sketch is meant to be your inspiration.
That being said, I didn't make too many changes, only switched the butterfly upon the pointed banner for the large label shape, and I moved my sentiment down the card a bit.
This is the challenge sketch upon which I based my card: