First things first, I have a winner to announce from last week’s “Guest Designer” giveaway. Thank you all so much for your comments. And the lucky winner is …
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Today design team member Christa Paustenbaugh shows us a fun technique using the Silhouette and one of her favorite embellishments from our Fresh Goods collection. here’s what Christa had to say … “There is a lot of talk all around the scrapbook community about the Silhouette and now the Silhouette Cameo. I know not everyone has a Silhouette so today’s How To can be made with the die cut machine, but can also be made without it too! I love the Pebbles Fresh Goods butterfly image through Silhouette and decided to make it my embellishment focus on this layout.”
First, open the butterfly image in Silhouette and sizing it rather large.
After the first one was cut I sized it just a bit larger (about 1/2″ all around) and cut out a second butterfly as backing for the first one. I wanted the top butterfly to stand out so I cut strips of Fresh Goods papers to 1/4″ wide and adhered them to the butterfly side by side. Let them hang over on the butterfly because the trimming will come next!
I just took my scissors and carefully trimmed around the butterfly to cut off the excess paper strips. I adhered it to the larger butterfly then used foam adhesive to raise it a bit from the cardstock.
If you don’t have a Silhouette it’s still easy to re-create the butterfly. Simply do a search for a butterfly image, download it, size it to your liking and cut it out on cardstock.
This is a very easy way to use up paper scraps and add a nice embellishment to your layout or card.
Pebbles supplies used:
Floral Lane Just Because (751116)
Floral Lane Warm Thoughts (751117)
Floral Lane You’re Sweet (751121)
Floral Lane Floral Lane (751122)
Floral Lane Smile Everyday (751123)
Floral Lane With Delight (751124)
Floral Lane My Darling (751126)
Floral Lane Heartfelt (751127)
Floral Lane Dimensional Stickers (732056)
Floral Lane Candy Dots Surf (747114)
Fresh Goods Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Fresh Goods Toothpick Flag (747153)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Butterflies (747154)
Fresh Goods Mini ABC Stickers (732079)
Other supplies used:
Thickers (American Crafts)
Twine (The Twinery, Jillibean Soup)
Die Cut Machine (Silhouette)