Monday, February 18, 2013

Spot the Butterflies

....I wonder if you can?

Busy week this week, but I really want to get back to blogginh more regularly - it's slipped again in recent weeks!
Today I have another scrapling to share - I'm really enjoying making these - even though the surface area of the card is quite a lot smaller than a regular card, they bring a bit of extra creative ooomph with that interesting elongated shape - plus as envelopes aren't really made to fit this size. you've also got the opportunity to go a bit off-piste so to speak!  You might as well take the design off the edges of the card and use the available "envelope space"
So where are those butterflies then?
Yes - the back layer of the flower is created from 4 butterfly die cuts!

Tools and Materials
All papers, inc birdie tag; MME Lost and Found "Rosy" 6x6
Ribbon and layered up Prima flowers, black brad all from stash
Die: Memory Box Butterfly
Punch: EK Success border punch

To make the butterflies into the flower, join the ends of the larger wings together to form a ring, punch a card circle for a base and apply PVA-type glue to the circle. Gather in and onto the lower wing shapes till you achieve a shape you like - using wet glue gives you time to fiddle about till you're happy with the flower shape.

Hope you like it and will give the idea a try - let me know if you do
Thanks for looking in today


Zoe said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly backgound - it looks amazing - CAD on fb x

Angelnorth said...

Yep, I managed to spot them before the extra steer! Really pretty card, Kathy!

Shawnie Bartron said...

How absolutely gorgeous! You used the butterflies to make the flower! You have quite an imagination!