I started by covering the base with green double-sided card stock from Echo Park Essentials pack. The top already had the cut-outs so I knew it would be impossible to cover with paper so I just took my green chalk ink pad and started blotting it until I achieved the colored I liked. The edge was covered with a green satin ribbon to finish off the edge.
I also cut 2 branches from the same cartridge with the same card stock. I used some of each side to add color and also blend with the bottom. I added a gold feather butterfly (one of my favorite things from the floral department at Hobby Lobby) for that unexpected pop of color. A lovely sentiment from JustRite Papercraft Botanical Butterflies clear stamp set floats on top. I had a few extra roses left over so I decided to make a card as well.
Also entered at:
Creative Belli - Anything but a Card