Many of the patterned papers have a vintage look that work well with many of the stamp images that I have. Antique Engravings, from Hero Arts is one of my favourite sets. In order to cut the patterned paper down to the size of an A2 card front, some of the distressed edge is removed. To compensate for that I use Distress Ink (in this case Antique Linen) to finish the newly cut edges. Placing the butterflies in the cut out circles of the card front allow the patterned paper to lift and support the wings, giving more dimension to the card.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Papers: kraft cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (MME Market Street)