Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Post: White Cardstock Background

Today at Practical Scrappers we are showcasing layouts with a white cardstock background. This is a really fun challenge as there are SO many ways you can go with this, so many ways to alter and embellish a white cardstock base. My layout was inspired by a super cute design I saw by Jennifer Perks in the June Scrapbooks, etc. magazine (pg 29). Here is my layout:
There were a few different ways I was thinking of going with the butterflies, but ultimately I decided to cut one out with the white cardstock, and another one in a colored cardstock, and then layer them over each other. Here are some close ups of the butterflies:
I curled the sides up a bit with a petal roller (a pencil or pen would work just fine) to make them 'pop' a bit more.
I then added some liquid pearls to accentuate the bodies.
I used an MS Border punch and a strip of patterned paper to add an accent border.
I kept the title small and simple and added some journaling around one of the patterned paper layers to keep it a little out of the way as to not distract from the rest of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure to stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see what the rest of the SUPER talented design team has made for you! Also, if you would like to join in the fun check out our 'Challenge Me Tuesday' post- your layout could be featured on the blog!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Follow your Dreams)
Cartridge: Jubilee (title) Serenade (butterflies)
Liquid Pearls: Ranger
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Washi tape: 7 Gypsies

I am also entering the following challenges:
Frosted Designs - Rolled Paper
Lasting Memories - Something you treasure (these kids are my heart!)


  1. Love this Heather! I adore white backgrounds :0) Your butterfly idea is fabulous!!

  2. Love it, the butterflies are great!!!!!

  3. oh Heather... I love your butterflies!!! thanks so much for joining us at lasting memories!
    Kimberly - dt

  4. Wow the butterflies are gorgeous. Love how you did this and love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.

  5. Oh, this is beautiful and look at all those butterflies. Gorgeous!! That photo is darling too - thank you for sharing your 'treasure' with us! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

    PS - LOVE those dogs!! We have 2 big boys as well :) Lots of LO's on my blog lol

  6. Great LO and love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  7. Ohhhh this is precious!! Your butterflies are beautiful!! Love that each one has it's own colored detail of pearls and a different background!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!

  8. lovely layout! love how you layered you butterflies!!!

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  10. OH MY GOSH i love the butterflies!!! this page is too cute!

  11. Fab butterflies. Thanks for sharing how you made them here at lasting memories