Welcome to my new followers, Pamela and Carol . Carol has some gorgeous blog candy to give away HERE.
I made this card and tutorial for a Fiskarettes DT project earlier in the year but, but due to a glitch with Facebook, it never appeared on their Facebook page and I didn't getting round to blogging it here. As the Butterfly Challenge is 'Butterflies + L is for Letters and/or Lavender' I thought I'd show the card and the tutorial on my blog now. (I hope the sentiment counts as 'letters').
I made a Joy Fold card using Papermania patterned papers. I used a Fiskars Intricate Butterfly Punch.
Cut a plain piece of card 10” x 4”. Score at 4”.
Cut two contrasting pieces of patterned paper - 5¾” x 3¾” and 3¾” x 3¾”.
Using double sided tape, attach the smaller piece of patterned paper to the front flap and the larger piece to the inside of the card.
Cut a piece of plain card 3” x 7” and score at 3”. Cut a piece of patterned paper 2¾” x 2¾”.
Attach the square of patterned paper to the front flap as shown in the photo. Punch a butterfly and attach over the patterned paper. Stick the longer back flap to the inside of the card.
Close the card and put a pencil mark close to the bottom left-hand corner of the front flap. Pierce or punch a small hole through the pencil mark (just the front of the card). A 1/16th circle punch is perfect for this.
Push a brad through the hole.
The corner of the butterfly panel can be slipped behind the brad to keep the card closed.
Stamp a sentiment on patterned paper, cut out and mat onto plain card.
Add the sentiment to the front of the card.
This photo shows the card open, revealing the space to write a personal message.
Layer on a second butterfly, attached just by the body, to give dimension and add gems for a body and a few extra pearls for decoration.
I am joining in with the following challenges: