Hello, friends! It’s Tania here with you today and I’m thrilled to be here today to share a super simple way to make a bold statement on a card using a repetitive shape.
Just a small little side note: I’m a big fan of using what you have and making what you have work for you, so while I’ve used a punch for my card, you can just as easily use a Silhouette cut file multiple times or even find a template on line and trace and cut.
First thing you’ll need to do is gather several coordinating papers and get punching (or die-cutting).
Once you have them all punched, using a small hand-held circle punch to pre-punch a hole to make inserting your brad much easier. Before inserting the brad, fold the wings up on each side of the butterfly’s thorax. Then insert your brad, but don’t spread the prongs.
Next, you’ll want to trim off two narrow pieces of foam dimensional adhesive and place them as close to the thorax as possible.
Finally, arrange the butterflies in the pattern and spacing you desire, and then attach them one by one onto your prepared card front. For this card, I simply misted a white cardstock to add interest to the background which also allowed the bold color of these butterflies to visually pop. Since you have placed foam dimensional adhesive on the back of the wings, as close to the thorax as possible, it keeps the elevated from the card giving it incredible dimension.
Orange and Bubblegum Cardstock (Bazzill)
Ultra White Felt Cardstock (Carta Bella)
SB62003 Birdie Bliss Patterned Paper (Echo Park Paper)
SB62022 Chipboard Summer
SB62020 Decorative Brads Summer
Up In The Clouds Border Punch (Fiskars)
Butterfly Punch (EK Success)
Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)
Cherry Red Color Shine (Heidi Swapp)