First, check out the process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish:
I began by die cutting the Butterfly Border cut file from white textured cardstock from American Crafts using a Silhouette Cameo and carefully peeled it off the sticky cutting mat, making sure to take my time to ensure it wouldn’t tear since it’s a fairly intricate design.
Next, in Silhouette Studio, I copied and pasted each inner butterfly three times and cut each set of three butterflies from different patterned papers. I picked papers in an ombre fashion – starting with colors on white, to pinks, to purples, and finishing up with blues.
I placed the cut file on the B-side of Paper 23 with the ombre geometric design. It’s a busier paper than I tend to use for my backgrounds, but the colors are similar to the colors I picked for the patterned butterflies and the ombre design mimicked them as well – it was meant to be! I lightly adhered the stacked butterflies in place and then machine stitched through each one using white thread.
After stitching I bent up all the butterfly wings to create dimension and have the butterflies appear as if they’re taking flight. I tucked a photo into the top right and then made the title “MAGICAL” with the puffy word stickers. I mirrored the title with another word, “FUN”, on the bottom left corner.
To embellish, I added white glitter enamel dots, silver sequins, and jewels on and between the butterflies then added three butterfly stickers – the more butterflies the merrier!
I wrote journaling with a blue pen below the photo to finish. I hope you are inspired in some way! Thank you so much for stopping by!