Believe it or not, this card started out in a white cardstock base, but I managed to smudge my stamping (or smudge my Smooching may be more correct LOL!), and as I was in the midst of timing for this fortnights 10 Minute Craft Dash, I madly scrambled through the papers on my crafting table and stumbled upon this perfectly weathered background paper. I missed my 10 minute deadline, by just over 4 minutes - but I have ended up with a card I love even more! I love this weeks Retro Sketch so much this is my second card for the week. I really wanted to join in this fortnights Keep It Simple Frame Challenge, and as I was aiming to join in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, I decided to keep my frame in its raw state to save time. I think it compliments the weathered wood perfectly - even if it is slightly less CAS than originally envisioned! To create more textural interest, I embossed the green polka-dot strip with leaves - difficult to photograph but it looks really effective in real life, and perfect for this fortnights Addicted to CAS Embossing Challenge. I love the pop of colour from the Spellbinders butterfly, and this fab Paper Smooches sentiment looks like it was designed to fit perfectly for this card.
P.S. The more I looked at this card, the more I thought it was missing a little something, so I ran the butterfly through the Cuttlebug and added some pink bling :) Added another 45 seconds too ;)