I did not like this whole background. So I decided to cut it into pieces. I saw this technique on line late last year. I do not know who did this so I can not give the proper credit.
I trimmed this back ground card to 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". It will be mounted onto a 5" navy blue card base.
Here is the 5" card base in navy blue. I always begin on the left side with the first strip. The first strip is 1" x 4 1/2". Do Not Adhere any pieces until the very end.
The next strip is measured at 1" x 3 1/2". I find it easier to place these two strips first. It helps with the placement of the remaining pieces.
The third piece measures 2" x 2 3/8".
This fourth piece measures 1 3/8" x 1 3/4".
This last piece measures 1 3/8" x 1 1/2". Lay each piece on to the card with even spacing. Adhere pieces starting with the first piece. Follow the order as described for even placement. For me I wanted to keep the pattern of the background. You could cut pieces differently to achieve and abstract version.
Last step is to find stamps to fit each section. Here are the ones I used along with the ink color.
Flutterbies/ Versafine Clair ink in Blue Belle
Lavender/ Versafine Clair ink in Chianti
Jiminy/ Versafine Clair ink in Rain Forest
Flower Fairy/ Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne
Nigela Damascena/ Versfine Clair ink in Monarch
I used a white and metallic blue Uni Ball Signo pen for highlights. For the wings I used water color markers in blue and yellow. For the grounding I use General's Sketch &Wash pencil #588. Once applied, I used a small paint brush and water to move the pencil marks. Finally I added a tiny bit of clear glitter gel pen from Sakura on Jiminy.
Keep in mind that the measurements I used were for this specific card. You can cut these pieces into any size you want. You will just have to play with the placement so that it is even.
Thanks for taking the time to look!