A fantastic way to draw the eye to something is to have lots of white space around it. With these cards, I draw the eye toward the very brightly coloured butterflies that I have cut from some mono-printed cardstock. This is a great project for using up prints you’ve made that may not have worked out the way you wanted – as long as the colors are bright it doesn’t really matter what pattern they have on them.
Die of Butterflies
Cardstock to print on and to create card
Gather your supplies.
Add paint to Gel Press ® and create at least 3-4 monoprints with a good mixture of the light and medium blue colors. Allow to dry.
Use a stencil over the darkest color and pull a print onto scrap paper. Lift the stencil and pull the print over the monoprints created in step 2. Working quickly, sprinkle with embossing powder and use a heat gun to melt. Do this to two monoprints.
The results will be patchy and imperfect, but that’s OK. You should have a couple of sheets with embossing powder for die cutting, and a sheet or two without embossing for matting layers on the cards.
Die cut butterflies from each of the embossed sheets.
Adhere the butterflies to a square of white cardstock, using a piece of the negative as a template to ensure even placement. Fold the butterfly wings upward so that they don’t sit flat.
Layer this over some of the monoprints without embossing and adhere to the card fronts. Stamp a sentiment and add to the card under the butterflies.
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