Hello crafty friends, welcome back to another inspirational blog post using the gorgeous papers from Cardstock Warehouse. It’s Neftali here with you today sharing a classic 12x12 layout using a statement cut file. Read below to see how I created this layout, and find a full process video at the end of this post. 

First I will have us gather our supplies and paper: 


I like to start my layouts by thinking of colors, and placements and sizes of my cut file. This time I thought I could use my cut file as a statement piece on my layout. So, I cut it fairly large on a Foundations Blacktop 12x12 sheet of paper. 


butterfly cut our of Blacktop Foundations Paper


I backed my cut file using the Sirio Color Arancio and it gave my butterfly a beautiful classic Monarch butterfly look. Before I placed my butterfly cut file on my page, I used some watercolors to add color to my white base. 


butterfly cut file on blacktop and arancio

I used some orange and yellow liquid watercolors to add some color to my Smart White 12x12 base paper. I love using this paper as a white base for my layouts because it’s beautifully smooth, extra white, and it’s thickness is just perfect for a scrapbook layout. I decided to do an ombre effect with watercolor stripes that went from orange to yellow. I also added some matching splatter for some extra dimension.


Adding watercolors to the background of butterfly scrapbook layout


I attached my butterfly on my watercolor base using foam adhesive. This allowed for some dimensional embellishing and layering to happen. I used a photograph of myself, and some Vicki Boutin die cuts to add some flowers around the butterfly. 


photo and embellishments on monarch butterfly layout


Finally, I added some alpha stickers to add my title, “Follow Your Arrow.” In the end, I love the use of the beautiful Arancio paper. The orange has a beautiful pop and it is a wonderful color to include for Spring layouts, like this one. 


monarch butterfly scraopbook layout


Thank you so much for stopping by today! It has been so fun to share this classic 12x12 scrapbook layout with you. I hope that you are feeling inspired to create something like it. Below I have included the process video for you to watch how I worked this layout from beginning to end. I hope you’ll enjoy it!



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