Saturday, May 21, 2011

Butterfly Easel Cards

These are just so cute!

I was blog surfing the other night, looking for more ideas using my Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, and came across this by the talented Bronwyn Eastley. I was intrigued and investigated further - turns out she has a tutorial on her blog on making a slightly smaller version (there is a link at the end of the Faux Fabric Butterfly post).

So easy! So effective!

So naturally I made two *g*

Here's a close up of the Baja Breeze butterfly, which I made following Bronwyn's instructions.

The edges and embossed design are lightly sponged with matching Baja Breeze ink just to emphasise the texture a bit.

I think it probably needs some shimmer spritz ... might have to disassemble it and rectify that.

Do you like the centre? I bought a packet of the Designer Brads ages ago, but never found the right project to put them on until now. The Filigree brads (as shown here) are actually two parts - a small silver brad and a decorative hardware piece to put behind it (in two sizes - the small is shown here).

Supplies used:
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Baja Breeze
Other: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Filigree Designer Brads

I was so encouraged by my success I tried my hand at making one of these easel cards using the largest butterfly on the die. After a bit of trial and error, I managed to get it to work.

Here is a closeup of the Pink Pirouette butterfly ... as you can see, I went a little further with the decorations on this one, by sparkling up the brad with some Dazzling Diamonds. To do this, I used tweezers to hold the prongs of the brad and smooshed it into my Versamark pad. Then I dipped it into Heat & Stick powder and heated it until the adhesive just melted. Then I dunked it straight into a tub of Dazzling Diamonds and voila! And that stuff is well glued down, too, I checked - it's not going to shed all over the place.

Still might need Shimmer Paint on this one though ...

Supplies used:
Stamp(s): Bella Toile
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Filigree Designer Brads, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Hi Chris, these turned out really well. Your examples are gorgeous but watch out as it can become a bit addictive.

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW great Job Chris!!!
These look wonderful, aren't they fun?!? :)
I'm sure there will be many more to come!!! Hope your week has been great!
SMiles SHarnee :)


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