I had a few ideas bubbling away in my head so I tried them out on copy paper first and this is the one I decided to go with. One thing I would say is it works better on thinner card as there's less height gap for the stamp to cope with.
I cut out the butterflies with Xcut dies and used purple low tack tape to hold them in place while I stamped. The stamps are both Hydrangea's from Papermania, the inks are Versacolour five shade pads in greens and purples.
To get the purple layers I drew round the dies and hand cut them, they're quite an easy shape to cut luckily. I did use silicone glue to fix the layers onto the card so that I had a little bit of time to slide the butterflies into the right place.
I hope you do try this technique, it sounds fiddly but it's not really that bad and the effect is something very different. Click here to see a Christmas card made using this technique.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Feeling Crafty - Butterflies