Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Butterfly Card Tutorial - Creating with Die-Cut Butterflies

Here is another card I created using We R Memory Keepers cardstock and stickers.  This was a tutorial created for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.  I added pops of red behind each butterfly for added texture and depth.  All the interesting embellishments on this card were created using die-cuts and my trusty Sizzix Big Shot!

Butterfly Card

Create a card full of texture, dimension and visual appeal using butterfly shapes and lots of patterns.  This design employs lots of die-cutting, punching and pasting.  Very easy!

We R Memory Keepers patterned cardstock
Red textured cardstock
Brown textured cardstock
We R Memory Keepers stickers
Grass die
Butterfly die
Heart punch
Alphabet die
Die-cutting machine

Step One:  Die-cut four grass strips out of two different patterned papers (two of each pattern).  You can use a grass die, punch, or even hand cut your own grass strip.  Layer the four strips, gluing the straight edge of each strip down individually.

Step Two:  Glue the red die-cut flowers onto your card as shown.

Step Three:  Add a strip of glue down the middle of each butterfly.

Step Four:  Layer each patterned die-cut butterfly on each solid butterfly.

Step Five:  Add 3 rhinestones to the middle of each butterfly to create a body, then fold up the wings so that they pop off your card.

Step Six:  Finish off your card by layering solid brown cardstock onto patterned cardstock.  Then, add the sticker, punched heart, and die-cut letters to complete the greeting and adhere to your card.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!