I saw this background technique on Technique Junkies. You use a die to make the cutout and then use set the cut piece aside and use the cut out piece as a stencil. I find it interesting because you are putting to use what you would throw away.
The base for this card is Recycled Classic Natural. I just love that little bit of texture there. The stencil is done on Neenah Super Smooth Ivory. I did use some distress ink around the edge for highlight. The butterfly and the accent layer are cut from Malachite Mica/ Metallic. The body of the butterfly is Dark Chocolate Mica /Metallic. There is beautiful shimmer to the Mica/Metallic. It also cuts the dies beautifully.