One of the benefits/problems with entering a challenge late is that you can see what everyone else has made before you make your own. In this particular case, everything normal (i.e. butterflies, flowers, snowflakes) that fit in this sketch had been done be someone else. Then I found myself die cutting these trees out of various scraps on my desk, and I thought I would give it a shot.
Well, sometimes you follow a sketch to the letter, and sometimes it just inspires you and you start wandering off in your own direction. It's been a while since I put that much ribbon on a card! The gold background piece isn't a patterned paper, it's a scrap of something I painted myself. As much as I love patterned papers, making my own papers is fun!