April 3, 2012

Butterflies x 3

I used shadow boxes to create these dimensional butterfly scenes.
The butterfly silhouettes were cut on my Cricut from cardstock. I ran them through a Cuttlebug to emboss some with swirls and some with dots.
I could have cut the branches from vinyl using my Cricut, but I cheated a bit :)
JoAnn's has pre-cut vinyl designs and I saw one that was a close match to the design in the sheers in my daughter-in-laws office / spare bedroom. I use a 50% off coupon and bought it for $7.00.
I then took it and cut the branch into 3 main pieces and a couple of smaller ones.
I cut textured white artist's posterboard (also from JoAnns) to fit the back of the shadow boxes.
I applied the vinyl branches to the posterboard.
A small crease in the middle of each butterfly gave it some dimension and a small round sticky dot lifted it slightly off the posterboard.
They look really nice in person. The butterflies are in shades of purple and silver and black.
Hung on the purple wall, the frames really pop.

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