Sunday, April 24, 2011

Butterfly Easel

Today I'm having the crafty girls over to make a Father's Day card.
After making Cranberry & Orange Scones for my hubby for breakfast (yum!!), I headed to the art studio.  The girls weren't coming for a couple of hours, so I thought I'd make a card that I had seen on Splitcoaststampers website that I just love.  Here's the card I CASE'd this morning ... 
It's a tiny card (approx. 3 1/8" x 2 1/4") and would make the perfect gift card ... or I'm thinking I could make a set of cards in a butterfly shaped box and give it as a gift.  It only took me about 15 minutes to make too!  Hope you like.
"Butterfly Easel"
Stamps:  Because I care (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die-cut, Big Shot, Cuttlebug "Birds & Swirls" embossing folder, Large pearl brad, paper piercing tool or small hole punch, sponge, sticky strips
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Using the die-cut, cut out the medium-sized butterfly, positioning the fold just below the tip of the wings (approx. 1/4").  Cut out the same butterfly as a single and also the small butterfly.

On the butterfly base card, with fold at the top, open the card and score a line between the wings of the top butterfly and then crease the fold backwards.  This creates the easel part of the card.

Run the single two butterflies through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  Lightly sponge Pink Pirouette ink in a circular motion on the butterflies, highlighting the embossing.  Also sponge the edges of all pieces with the Pink Pirouette ink.  Stamp the sentiment with Pretty in Pink ink inside the card.

Attach the small embossed butterfly on top of the large embossed butterfly and punch a hole in the middle.  Thread the pearl brad through the hole and secure at the back.  Attach the two butterflies onto the card base using sticky strips.  Curl the wings of the two butterflies to add depth.  Also slightly curl up the lower wings on the bottom butterfly - this acts as a stand for the tips of the top butterfly to stand in. 

Picture of cards made at our class today ...
Kelly stayed for a few extra minutes at the end to make a butterfly easel card.  It only took 10 minutes!!  Nice job Kel !!

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