My last Papertrey order included Gathered Garden, which is a large, varied set with some cute bows to tie together a bouquet.
The bows, however, do not feature on today's card.
After attempting to make several cards with backgrounds using multiple stamps from the set (and failing spectacularly), I decided to pull a random scrap out of my scrap drawer and work with a single 3-step image from the set. I only used two of the three stamps, though, because the two stems turned out so nicely in Impress Fresh ink kale and merlot. So yay. But the strip was a bit too bare above the stems, so I added a little butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies (also Papertrey). The sentiment comes from a Penny Black set (not sure of the name).
A little bit of bling on the butterfly finishes the card.
All that white space made me so happy! In the end, I've decided that the images in the set are a bit too detailed and large for me to create a successful clean-and-simple looking background with them. And that's okay. Working with a single pretty, detailed image works just fine for my CAS style. And after a few cards, I even managed to make one that uses four different stems! Go, me!
But that will wait for another day.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We did.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Papertrey Gathered Garden, Beautiful Butterflies; Penny Black (sentiment)
ink: Impress Fresh Ink kale, merlot; VersaMagic pink petunia
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue, rhinestones