Hello – Samantha back sharing a card I created using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Butterfly Aperture die by Becky Seddon. This is one of those card making moments where the idea in your head seems fun and easy but the actual process is long and tedious. Many times I thought of changing the idea, simplifying it, but I persisted and well…you tell me, worth it?
I think so… 🙂
Step 1: Die-cut a panel for the card front using the largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set and the Butterfly Aperture on White Soft Finish Cardstock, then adhere this to a light gray side-fold card base slightly larger then the white rectangle.
To replicate the card as shown, use Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber) to create a rainbow blended palette or pick any colour scheme, provided that the colours blend/mix well together. (Example: Monochrome)
TIP: It doesn’t need to look pretty and the wings don’t have to be a perfect match – the detail in the butterfly die will hide areas that are not smoothly blended.
***VERY IMPORTANT – Do not lose any pieces!***
Step 7: Using foam tape adhere all the negative butterfly wing die pieces back to their position.
The pieces were adhered this way as some of the smaller pieces were too small to add 3D foam to the back – ideally, it would be preferable to have had the butterfly all the same but I was rather happy with the end result.)
Step 11: Assemble card. Adhere sentiment circle to bottom left; trim off excess. Embellish with sequins and an optional line of machine stitching at the left per the photo below. (Tip: Keep adhesive away from the part of the circle where stitching will be positioned so the sewing machine needle will not get sticky.)
Step 13: Accent the left side of the card with neutral color twine tied in a bow just above the sentiment.
So as not to waste the ‘positive’ die left over from the die-cutting process above, use the butterfly to create a second card (which, by the way, was A LOT easier to put together then the first). I do personally like the first card more – maybe because it was made with love and time, and I do adore the dimension (and the glitter!).
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and get a chance to try it at home.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Versafine: Black Onyx Ink
Distress Oxide Ink
3D Foam Tape/Multi-matte Medium
Cuttlebug with metal plate