Floating Frame Butterflies for #GDP191

I LOVE the Floating Frame Technique!

The first time I saw a floating frame tutorial on YouTube I thought that it looked pretty darn difficult.  Then I tried it with some stamped and cropped images, all on cardstock and found the process easier than I thought.  So, I tried it again with the butterflies for #GDP191, and I am so incredibly happy with the results, especially that two cards are created from each of the Press ‘n Seal start.

Here’s my card and the GDP challenge:


It Takes Patience

After punching out the butterflies from the DSP using the butterfly duo punch, I laid out the butterflies in a pattern I thought would work.  Since I used the duo punch, I had smalled butterflies which I used to fill in some too empty spaces.  Explaining the process would have been so much easier if I had taken photos of the process.  I guarantee there will be other floating frame cards in my future, and there will be photos of the process.  

I did find out that taking the Press ‘n Seal off DSP is a much more delicate process than cardstock, so my tip is to go slowly, very slowly, when pulling off the Press ‘n Seal.  

The following photo shows the dimension of the card, for which I purposely wanted the shadows to appear:

My second tip is to make sure you have loads of dimensionals and mini-demensionals on hand before beginning the card.  

The bottom mat for the card, and the smaller mat is Highland Heather, as is the sentiment.  Dandelion Wishes provided the sentiment.  

I thought the sentiment looked lonely on the white mat, so I used three of the smaller punched butterflies in the white space.  Even after adding the butterflies, I thought the card needed something else, so I used some of the retiring faceted dots from Share What You Love.

Next Time

I will take photos of the process.  It truly is easier than the results appear to be.  There are a number of YouTube videos, just search for either “floating frame technique” or “Press -n Seal technique”.  Try it!  You won’t be disappointed with the results.

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Have a Peachy day!