Silk Microfine Glitter Butterflies

March 13, 2015

ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Butterflies

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  Usually I use markers to color on peel-offs, but today I wanted to show a different way to add color to peel-offs by using multiple colors of Silk Microfine Glitter.  Let me show you how I made this card.

1. For the base & background:

  • Cut 8.5″ x 5.5″ vanilla cardstock and score at 4.25″ for an A2 size base.
  • Adhere Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on blue cardstock but do not take off backing.
  • Cut (2) blue cardstock pieces at 3.75″ x 5″.
  • Ink with blue and black Distress Ink. Ink black only around the outer edge.
  • Adhere one to the card front and one on the inside.

2. Shimmer Sheetz:

  • Cut Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz at 3.25″ x 4.5″.
  • Emboss with Butterflies embossing folder.
  • Ink blue and black solvent ink over the raised areas.
  • Cut off .75″ x 3.25″ from Shimmer Sheetz and adhere to inside top of card. See last photo for placement.
  • Adhere the bigger Shimmer Sheetz on top of blue cardstock from step 1.

3. The tag:

  • Adhere Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on pink and yellow cardstock but do not take off backing.
  • From pink and yellow cardstock, die cut one each 2.25″ x 4″ Tags & More 6 – Daisy tag shape.
  • Place the decorative die on top of the pink tag and die cut.
  • Adhere the yellow tag under the pink tag.
  • Ink with pink and black Distress Ink. Ink black only around the outer edge.
  • Thread ribbon through the hole.
  • Adhere to center of card base.

4. Butterflies (as shown in the photo below):

  • Place a 3″ x 5″ sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive onto 3″ x 5″ white cardstock and remove the release sheet.
  • Be careful not to touch the adhesive or it will leave fingerprints in the glitter.
  • Use Fine Pointed Tweezers to place the butterfly peel-offs onto the release sheet (sticky side up).
  • Place the cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on top of the peel-off. (In other words, place sticky onto sticky.) See the photo below.
  • Use the release sheet in handling the cardstock until you cover the adhesive with glitter so you don’t leave fingerprints.

ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Butterflies pieces

  • As shown in the photo below:
    • Using non-stick scissors, roughly cut around each of the butterflies.
    • Cover the adhesive on each butterfly with Yellow, Bluebell and Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter.
    • Shake off excess, polish with your finger and brush off excess glitter.

ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Butterflies pieces 2

5. Cut out glittered images.

  • Color white edges with a black permanent marker to give a more finished look to your butterflies.
  • Adhere images to card front and inside of card. Use photos for placement.

6. Adhere Happy Birthday Peel-off to bottom right corner of tag on the card front.

ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Butterflies open

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

959 Tags & More 6 – Daisy

SS0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

300 Happy Birthday

0362 Butterflies with Doodles

KB101 Butterflies embossing folder

636 Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter

624 Bluebell Silk Microfine Glitter

616 Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

801 Fine Pointed Tweezers

Other:

Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink – Ranger

Teal Blue and Jet Black StazOn solvent ink – Tsukineko

Cardstock – white, pink, blue, yellow, vanilla

Non-stick scissors

Black permanent marker

ribbon

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  • christinepooler March 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Love the colors and sparkle in this card

  • Mary Prasad March 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    So pretty and sparkly!

  • Debra Hensley March 14, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Love the bright cheery colors! Great Card!

  • Frances March 14, 2015 at 12:45 am

    such glittery goodness … love it!

  • Joset van de Burgt March 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Beautiful card Raquel! Love the combination of products you used and love the colors!

  • clickityklak March 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful card Raquel…..and yes, I would love to attempt this. Now to check and see if I have the butterflies in my collection of peel offs. If not, I know where to get them…lol. Thanks for sharing!