This Butterfly Card uses the Spellbinders Brilliant Butterfly die-set, and the lace flower frame from the Tallulah Frill die-set by Spellbinders.
As you can see there’s a lot going on in this beautiful butterfly card. I needed a change of pace and just couldn’t help myself!; I knew I wanted to create something where everything just popped out at once. It had to be fun, youthful, and full of life!
The Supply List
To make this card, just as I show it, you’re going to use the following:
#1 – Trim your pink card stock to 8×6. Place it horizontally on your scoring board and score right down the middle, at 4 inches. Fold your card and use your bone folder to flatten the crease. This is your card base.
#2 – Trim your designer paper to 5 7/8 by 3 7/8. Use your art glitter glue to adhere it to the top of your base. Center this as best as you can.
#3 – Because I knew that my card would wind up being top heavy or front heavy, and I want it to be able to stand upright, I trimmed another piece of paper from the same collection, using the measurements mentioned above, and glued it down to the inside of my card. I also added my stamp on another piece of paper and glued it on the back of the card for added support.
I thought this lined paper from the Amelia Rose collection would be PERFECT for the inside! What do you think?
#4 – So now that we have the first outer layer and the inside taken care of, we move on to die-cutting our pieces. You’ll die-cut the lace flower frame from the Tallulah Frill die-set in black card stock; and the butterfly and two sets of leaves from the Brilliant Butterfly die-set. You’ll cut these in the Amelia Rose papers.
#5 – If you look closely, you’ll find that I also cut and layered a strip of the lined paper to kind of separate the lighter part from the darker part of the designer paper (first layer). This is not necessary, but if you pay close attention to details like I do, you may want to add this element to your card.
Trim a piece of pink card stock to 2 7/8 by 4 7/8 and glue down your lace flower frame on it. Then you’ll glue this down (off-centered) to the top of your card.
… and the decorating
#6 – Trim a piece of designer paper to 3 7/8 by 2 5/8. Add your foam dots to the back of this; then apply it on top of your card (off-centered once again). Apply your flat-back pearls around it, creating a frame. You may use your art glitter glue to apply them.
#7 – Stamp a sentiment on pink card stock, square it out, and with your foam dots, apply it on top of the frame that you just created.
#8 – Lastly, you’ll embellish with flowers and the butterfly and leaves die-cuts.
In closing, creating cards such as these are not complicated. Just take it one step at a time; and if you make an error, it’s ok. That is how we learn.
Shabby Chic Tags using Vintage Ladies from HonneyBunnies Treasures. I created these cute shabby chic tags for my second and last guest design team project for Crafter’s Castle. In the month of May, Crafter’s Castle is sponsored by HonneyBunnies Treasures.
Mini Album Tutorial with Project Life Cards and Planner Discs
This Mini Album Tutorial uses Project Life cards for the pages, Spellbinders dies for the embellishments, stickers and items from my crafting stash, and is bound with small size planner discs.
I’ve been wanting to make a mini album such as this since for ever! What I like about this mini album is that you can also double it up as a flip book. And although the flip book fad has come and gone, it is always nice to surprise someone with happy mail like this!