Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Butterfly Card Details Post

Good morning crafty friends,
I wanted to share details on the card I created for this week’s SVG Showcase-Link Up Post
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Here’s my finished card. The finished size is a standard A4

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I wanted to create a card showcasing this new cut file from PCW
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I was trying to decide on a color scheme and was looking through my
DCWV stacks. I love the Four Seasons stack. The papers have a romantic,
shabby-vintagey feel. I saw this piece and loved it. You can’t see by the
picture but the butterflies are already “pre-glittered”. Very pretty.
The stack comes with two pieces of each style so I figured
I could save one for a layout and use the other for this card.

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Here is a picture of the pieces I cut out. I simply positioned the cuts so that
I could get the pieces of the pattern where I wanted them. I did ultimately
decide not to use the two tags I cut, but I will for another project….soon.

After I cut out the pieces, I cut out the three pre-glittered butterflies by hand.
I then used two Martha Stewart butterfly punches to cut out the smaller
butterflies from the floral pattern at the bottom.
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After assembling the base of the card, I began to attach the butterflies.
The three original large ones from the paper were already ‘pre-glittered”
so I decided to add some Stickles to the other little ones I punched out.
I wanted them to “match” the other ones as much as possible.

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This shot shows that I used some foam dots to give the larger butterflies some lift.

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Here is a close up of the flower. I simply layered the petals that I had cut onto the
scalloped circle and added a pearl gem to the center.
I finished off the bow with a matching metallic mini brad.

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One last look at the finished card.
Products Used
DCWV Stack:  Four Seasons
Two MS Butterfly Punches
White, Cream  and Blue Cardstock
Stardust Stickles
Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Misc. Pearl Gem
Misc. Metallic Mini Brad
Misc. Ribbon

I hope this card will inspire you to take another look at the papers in your paper stash.

Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to visit the SVG post and grab your free svg file while checking out what the other designers created.

Happy Crafting!
-Melin

3 comments:

Brenda said...

Beautiful Melin! I love how you cut certain cuts from certain spots in your paper, so gorgeous!! Been meaning to tell you I love the new log of your blog!!!

Esther said...

WOW!!!!! This card is just stunning!!!!! I really love how you cut out the butterflies from the patterned paper, what a fabulous idea!!!!!!

Flgal said...

I love this card. Looking at it from the front, it looks like the flower is inset into the circle, instead of sitting on the top of two other layers. Awesome!