I've had the Fiskars ShapeCutter™ for quite a while now but don't often use the butterfly and flower layering templates. These are great for making bright, summery cards for children and there are many other examples of what you can achieve in the Fiskars project gallery.
I started by making a large card from light blue, textured cardstock then I cut out the elements I needed from different coloured card. I used the Butterfly 2 and Flowers templates.
To give the design some detail I drew a stitched effect round the edges of all the shapes, adding further detail to the butterfly's body and face, the leaves and flower centres.
I used double-sided tape in the centre only to layer the butterfly. This allows the wings to 'flap'. To add more dimension, I used 3D foam squares to layer the flowers.
Once all the elements were layered, I arranged them on the card to check spacing before glueing them down. Some elements were glued directly and some with 3D foam pads. The finished effect is bold and striking and would make a lovely framed picture.
I would like to enter this card for the challenge Joanna Sheen - Citrus Colours