A fun way to add some interest to your focal image is to place the butterflies off center....hanging off of the punched circles. I first stamped my images with black ink onto my circles. This allows the tiny antennas of the butterflies to be seen...but I don't have to spend time cutting out those tiny, detailed areas. Next, I stamped my butterfly images onto Basic Grey Lemonade patterned paper and cut them out. I used some Copic markers in tones of green, blue and pink to add a little dimension to my butterfly images. I then adhered them with pop dots, right over the black stamped images on the scalloped circles. I added these focal images to some very simple card fronts. I used strips of the coordinating patterned paper, the Lockhart *flitter..flutter...fly* sentiment and some tied Vintage buttons from Papertrey.
I think these cute butterflies would also be cute paper pieced with some orange-y/fall patterned paper...maybe to resembe the big Monarch butterflies that I've seen fluttering by lately.
Hope your day is going great! My reds went back to school yesterday so it's very, very quiet around the house. I look forward to when they get off the bus and run to the house to tell me the *school news* for the day. :)