I've always loved lace butterflies and gold glittering butterflies just take the cake! I'm also a big fan of vellum. I love that translucent layer over a piece of solid card stock. I find when vellum is embossed, the effect is even prettier because the paper gets a bit discolored to a brighter white wherever the embossing occurs. Which is why one of my favorite combinations is embossed vellum over white card stock. The end result is so very pretty.
That's how my card got started and with this backdrop, I decided to go for Gold! I cut out the butterflies with my Cameo, which is so fabulous because I can resize them to whatever I need. Then I covered the entire surface with Versamark before adding gold embossing powder. Once I finished the heat embossing, the butterflies were glittering and almost brittle. Perfect for adhering to my card. Here's a close up of the large butterfly.
As a final touch I added some pearls in the center. They went marvelously with the white backdrop. And of course no card of mine is complete without a bow. And in this case a super massive bow it had to be! After many requests, I tried to do a video demonstrating how I tie a bow but unfortunately the camera angle was not right. You can still watch the video but look forward to another one very soon.