Thursday, February 16, 2012

Design Team Inspiration with Aphra!

Hiya ScrapRoom friends! For my inspiration post today, I wanted to share a technique for making your own diecut butterflies. You'll need paper, a pencil, chalk, and a button.

First, cut your paper down to a smaller size and fold it in half. Draw a half a butterfly along the seam. If you think you might need to erase several times, then draw on the wrong side of the paper.

Cut out your shape and open up to reveal the butterfly. You can trim down the butterfly until you like the way it looks.

Ink the edges with a similar but slightly darker-colored chalk. If you don't have a close enough color, you could also outline the butterfly.

Finally, embellish the center of the butterfly with a button or other circular object.

Here's an example of a couple of butterflies that I created for one of my layouts for this month's gallery.

Can't wait to see your big, beautiful butterlies! Happy scrappin'!


  1. Cool Aphra thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Thanks for the idea!! Its something I'm definitely going to try! THS