I have to admit I struggled some with this sketch -- not because it isn't a great sketch because it is. However, I have problems with scrolls and swirls. I have swirl stamps and swirly type dies, but I'm not comfortable with them to use them very often. I fussed and fussed with this trying various ideas. Finally I was successful when I turned the sketch so that the swirl was at the side rather than at the bottom.
I apologize for the photo. The lighting has distorted the colors even after trying several different pictures and photo editing techniques, this was the best picture I could get. So, this is what we will work with today.
The card base is a mustard colored textured card from DCWV. The swirl is a clear stamp by Inkadinkado (97632, Sketchy Flourishes). I stamped it using Garden Green ink by CTMH. The green card and DP that I used for my square piece are from my scrap bag. The white oval is cut using one of my Spellbinder small oval dies. I stamped the swirl image onto white card and then cut a portion of it with the oval (it is from the part of the swirl that is hidden behind the square).
I punched three butterflies from two Martha Stewart punches in a melon color (from my scrap bag), placing the largest onto the white oval and the two small ones onto the stamped swirl at the side. I used rhinestone gems on the butterfly bodies. Lastly, the "with thanks" sentiment is a clear stamp I received in a free set when I purchased Cardmaking Magazine, a British magazine.
Now, please take a few minutes and run over to our Tuesday Morning Sketches blog -- and be prepared to be totally inspired by the wonderful DT cards shown there.