The first thing that came into my mind when I saw this cue was a beautiful script background stamp that emulates the text of a Victorian letter. I sometimes find it hard to keep a card clean and simple while using a background stamp, but I've learned a few tricks along the way.
One of the tricks I've learned is to use masking to isolate a portion of the background stamp so that it doesn't overwhelm your design. I used that trick here. I'm going to try to do a step-by-step list for this card. (Just a way to make my writing a little more clear during the creative process!)
1. Cut and fold a card base from white cardstock.
2. I cut a mask for the whole card front using masking paper and a circle die. I positioned the circle where I wanted my stamping to show through.
3. Without adhering the left-over circle piece, I used it as a guide to roughly place where I wanted my butterflies to overlap the text. Then, using my MISTI, I stamped all the layers of my butterflies.
4. I cut masks for both of my butterflies (I didn't want the text to show through their wings where the stamps overlapped). Masked off both butterflies.
5. Using my MISTI as a guide, I placed my card-front mask over the card.
6. I inked up my background stamp and stamped through the mask to create my circle of text.
7. Remove all masks.
8. Stamp the sentiment in black ink.
Easy-peasy! And as a plus, it's a one-layer card! Super great for mailing which is something I'm always looking for!
As always, I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our cue this week! Happy Crafting!