For the card set, I went a little shabby chic, using verses from the Scripture Medley 2 set, some gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers, a bit of lace trim, and some butterflies made with the Flutterby Die and some chocolate pearls.
The base panel is cream cardstock that was embossed with an embossing folder, then I distressed the edges with ink and a paper distresser. For the Joy card, I used the banner piece as a sash, but didn't really like the way it kind of looked a bit like I was slashing out joy, so changed up the template when I made the challenge to move the banner above.
The butterfly embellishments are made by die cutting two of the Flutterby Die from so saffron cardstock that had been embossed with the same embossing folder as the main panel. I inked up the edges and then layered them together, adhering only in the center, then folding the wings on the top butterfly up and embellishing with some dark chocolate pearls.
On this final card, I loved the whimsical look to slightly skewing the verse. I also turned the square as well to balance things out, Then finished off with a flower from my stash.
Stamps: Scripture Medley 2 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, so saffron (SU!) cream (Neenah)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Flowers & Flourish embossing folder 2 pk. (Sizzix), paper flower, dark chocolate pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)