I used a gold parchment card stock. I decided to use some hand-dyed cotton floss in two shades of green and two of pink, alternating the shades with each element. It gives the piece extra dimension.
I added the smallest pearls I had in my stash. I played around with placement for a while before deciding on the final outcome. Voila! I may need to keep this one for myself and frame it.
This piece is based off a design from New Ideas with Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens