clean and simple happiness!

I love it when a card just “comes together”!  It does not happen often with me, but it did today in this card for the Clean and Simple challenge at SCS.

I had the layout already in my head  – usually this is the hardest part for me! The butterfly and sentiment images (from Sweet and Sassy Stamps) were also already selected.  All that was left to decide was a leaf type image for the background and a color palette.

True confessions here:  I have alot of leaf stamps.   And I think I need more.  While going through my stamps looking for one, I stumbled across this old and well loved Stampin’ Up set – Ferns.  I used this set so much when I first got it, but it had been pushed aside for newer leaf stamps.  I am so glad I found it again because I love how it looks on this card. 

I stamped the leaf with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  The butterfly was colored with copics YG03, YG06, YG17 and RV32.

I don’t know if a pink and green butterfly actually exists in real life, perhaps only in the stamping world!  Originally I thought this would end up more pink, but as I got to coloring the butterfly I liked how the green looked, so I just went with it.  The little bit of pink adds just enough color to offset the greens.

The green cardstock is Bazzill Swiss dot.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!