Feb 26, 2018


Hi my Dies R Us friends,

I admit it!  I have been caught up in the foiling craze.  It's Sandy Diller here today with a shinny card, my apologies for the glare on the photos but there really is no way to avoid the glare when using foils.  I have a link at the bottom of the page to a video from Jennifer McGuire who explains this process in detail, so take a look at that if you are interested.  Of course you do not need to foil in order to make this card, it will be beautiful with pretty cardstock as well.  

So let's get started:

This card is a 6" square card with a top fold.  Cut your cardstock 6" X 12" and score in the center.

Using the Stitched Squares, cut one panel using the largest die in the set, shown in printed paper here.

Using the Dotted Scallop Squares, cut one panel using the second largest square, shown in white.

Using the Butterfly Aperture die, cut one detailed butterfly from *Toner Paper if you are foiling. 
Cut one more butterfly using only the solid section.  Later in this tutorial you will see that the original solid butterfly was replaced with one cut from the same patterned paper as the first square.

*Toner paper is a special paper that can be purchased on line or at your local craft store or you can make your own if you have a laser printer. This will not work with inkjet printers.

Using the Thanks die, cut one using the same Toner Paper or cardstock if you prefer.

Place the butterfly on the carrier sheet, I used the Minc Machine here.  Place foils as desired.  For this butterfly, two colors of foil were used, pink on the outer wings and blue on the inside.  They can be used at the same time and run through the machine all at once.

Add foil to the word Thanks and run through machine with butterfly.

Following machine directions - run through the machine.

After layering the panels on the card, add glue to the body of the foiled butterfly only and add to the solid butterfly.  This leaves the wings free to add demention and shadows.

Add glue to body only of solid butterfly and add to card making sure that the wings stay within the measurements of the card.

Add the word Thanks to bottom and add a little bling to the body of the butterfly and you are done.

To see all the details on foiling, CLICK HERE.

Hope you have been inspired!

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  1. This is GORGEOUS Sandy! I haven't tried working with the foils yet ... beautiful inspiration ... thanks!

  2. What a stunning butterfly and equally stunning card!

  3. fancy! great way to use the foil, it turned out really pretty!



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