One of my favourite background techniques is to squish some leaves and flowers from the garden, between pieces of card, by running them through my Cuttlebug. The colours which emerge are always so subtle and natural looking (obviously)!
Here I used a piece of this card for the base of the butterfly, twinkling it a little with some Glamour Dust. I cut a square of my leaf background card with a Nestie and framed it on a larger piece of card matching the base, but using the reverse side of it.
It's really simple but it pleases me!
The sentiment is computer generated.
This would also fit with the challenge at "Less is More" this week, but my main cards for that are in the post below this!
ABC Challenge - Spring is in the air
Addicted to CAS - Wings