Butterfly card

Posted by MagsWoodcock, 03 Aug, 2017

Try a new technique with a panel of acetate and a plethora of light and breezy butterflies.

1. Cut a 30 x 15cm piece of kraft cardstock. Score and fold at 10cm and 20cm to create a zigzag card blank. Die cut a circular aperture through all three layers of the card blank, using the 8cm circle nesting die. Cover both sides of the panel with Capsule Elements Wood paper and use the die to remove the paper where the apertures lie.

2. Trim a 27 x 11cm panel of clear acetate, and score and fold in a zigzag at 9cm and 18cm. With the panel still folded, cut a 2 x 4.25cm section away from each corner, leaving a small tab at the top and bottom of each section.

3. Making sure that the acetate zigzag is running in the opposite direction to the card blank, glue the first two tabs to the top and bottom of the first aperture. Position the second fold through the second aperture and glue the tabs in place, as before. Once dry, thread the third panel of acetate through the last one and glue to the back.

4. Die cut ‘Happy birthday’ from dark blue cardstock. Add some clear ink to the sentiment and heat emboss until glossy.

5. Fussy cut lots of green, blue and orange toned butterflies from the Papermania Kaleidoscope Collection Card Making Compendium. Die cut six butterflies from co-ordinating cardstock, using the butterfly dinky die. As with the sentiment, heat emboss each one with clear powder.

6. Stamp an assortment of butterflies onto plain cardstocks, using the Creativity Essentials stamp set. Heat emboss, again with clear powder. Once cool, colour the images with Artiste Dual-tip Brush Markers and fussy cut them out.

7. Decorate the card by gluing butterflies around the edges of each aperture, folding up the wings for extra dimension. Make sure to conceal the acetate tabs with larger butterflies at the top and base of each aperture. Use tacky glue to attach butterflies to the acetate, leaving plenty of room between them. Complete by adhering the sentiment firmly in place.

Project and how-to instructions by Mags Woodcock. Project originally published in the issue (81) of docrafts Creativity magazine.


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