I needed to make a birthday card that was pretty but not too bulky. It seems like all the current patterned papers and embellishments have beautiful butterflies adorning them. One that really caught my eye was an October Afternoon paper with several butterflies with different prints. I decided to run with that idea and use up some scraps at the same time.
I inked the edges with Old Paper distress ink and added some glossy accents down the center of each butterfly then added clear micro beads. It is subtle, but it adds an extra little dimension.
I will have the cut files and templates available for download for a little while. Instead of black and white outlines for the templates, I made them with color and patterns. That way it will be easier to see how to cut out the different patterns. Actually this could be done with any butterfly die cut or punch.