Last summer, Pebbles introduced these fabulous layered butterflies with the Sunnyside collection. I have a project I’m working on right now where I needed a little something extra and those layered butterflies came to mind. Unfortunately, the colors in the collection don’t match the products I selected.
So, I got out my Silhouette machine to see if I could whip up my own version.
I cut out three successive sizes of the same butterfly shape in a solid red, white and red polka dot and layered them in different combinations.
With the Tim Holtz Design Ruler, I used a pin to add stitching holes and then hand stitched the butterflies together down the center.
I ended up with four fun, dimensional butterfly embellishment to add to my page. They couldn’t have been easier. I’m all for buying pre-made embellishments when it makes sense, but in situations like this, when pre-made won’t work, I love having the Silhouette at my disposal.
I liked the polka dot paper used in the embellishments from Pebbles, so I followed that example. But you could use pattern papers or do an ombre effect with dark to light shades of the same color. I also think it would look cool to sandwich a bright color between black and white butterflies. The options are limitless!
Do you like making your own embellishments with the tools you’ve invested in?
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