I decided that for this card, I really wanted to create something simple. A lot of the other cards have been much more complex and while I have enjoyed that, this month I needed a change. The background is acrylic paint and the butterfly and flower have been stamped in black and embossed and then painted with gouache. The flower centre has a bit of added glitter.
I had to check what 'gillyflowers' were as the rhyme mentions them and found they are members of the dianthus family. While it is probably stocks that the author was thinking of, my dianthus in the garden will do just as well, so I took some photos, cut them out and glued them on.
The gemstones are aquamarine, sky blue apatite, neon blue apatite, kyanite, tanzanite, sodalite and lapis lazuli. The gemstone charm is ruby, as it is the birthstone for July. Simple but pretty, I think.