Apr 9, 2018

A Butterfly Birthday Card

Good Morning Dies R Us fans!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made with several Elizabeth Craft Designs die sets available at Dies R US

First make a frame using the Happy Frame die set.  You need to cut the die out 4 times.  Then trim the pieces to measure 6.25" and assemble the frame.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Happy Frame XL

Next cut a 6.25" square of white cardstock.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, put down 3 complementary ink colors separated, on a non-stick surface like a craft mat.  Spray lightly with water.  Now take your white 6.25 square and pick up some of all the 3 sprayed ink colors randomly.

The below picture shows the background square as well as the two butterfly die pcs. cut with two more colored squares that you will color with the same brand inks but deliberately putting down ink in stripes across the paper.  Do this twice for the Aperture pc. (the lacy pc.)

Next cut out one solid butterfly pc. out of one of your inked squares and two overlay pcs. from two other deliberately inked squares.  Note: This is a huge 5" die!

On the right side of the solid butterfly pc. score as shown the picture below:
When you glue the lacy aperture over it, this scoring step will make the butterfly 3D.
Glue one of the apertures over the solid pc.  Then glue the 2nd. aperture but only under the body.
Now assemble the card.  Add double side adhesive tape to all four edges of the background pc. Then adhere the frame on top.  Add your Finished butterfly, but only glue down the body.  Now, decorate the frame as you choose.
I used these pcs. from these die sets to decorate the frame.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Happy Birthday

 Butterfly Aperture
Lollypop - Die - ElizabethCraftDesigns.com
Love Sentiments - Die - ElizabethCraftDesigns.com

I added some jewels to the butterfly and hanging hearts.
Thanks so much for taking a look and be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the team.  For the detailed tutorial go to: Crazy For Paper

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  1. WOW What a gorgeous creation Kathleen! I love the frame (now on my wishlist) and that butterfly is gorgeous!! Awesome inspiration ... thanks!

  2. Fabulous Shadow Box Frame and such a magnificent butterfly. WOW!

  3. Oh I love this card! That butterfly is fabulous and love the choice of colors! Beautiful!

  4. So stunning, I love what you have done with those colors!!!

  5. This is stunning! I love the beautifully colored butterfly and that frame is fabulous!


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