Throughout the last couple of weeks posting and creating with you, I have discovered a passion for creating decor pieces especially for the wonderful new comers to our lives. I have always loved interior design and even studied it in college. Here I have used the Cricut Craft Room Basics for the font and the Give a Hoot cartridge (the flourishes are from Straight from the Nest cartridge).
You have all seen me use this Give a Hoot cartridge many times before, but I find that depending on the colors and mixture of images you use, the creation will be unique every time. The options are endless!
There are 15 little butterflies cut at 1.5". I wanted a clear and defined "G" so I pasted down a lighter color to the backing paper. The big "G" is 6".
To create the bend in the butterflies, I took my the bone folder tool and creased each in the middle on the color side. Then I gently folded each making sure I did not fold all the way in half.
The full name is done in the same darker color as the butterflies and flourishes.
I placed the butterflies at as many different angels as I could without pointing them in the wrong direction. I think this is more true to the actual flight patterns of butterflies, but I could be wrong :)
There was already so much dimension with the folded butterflies (you can see in the picture to the left) that I didn't want it to become overwhelming. What seemed to work was placing all other components flat to the backing. This eliminated too much distraction.
I have linked this project up with Jaihart's link party!
I think this is a great piece that could be the center of any nursery decor, but it could be used throughout the home too. My husband and I had butterflies throughout our wedding, so it would work perfectly in our home to remind us of that very special day!
Check back to see what I did with the paper the butterflies, name, and flourishes were cut from! Its a unique way to use every last bit of paper!