How to make a butterfly frenzy card

Butterflies are a staple of every paper crafter's creative universe; imagine having almost 60 to choose from in a variety of shapes and sizes? Well now you can with this great die designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix which allows you to cut one at a time or all at once. The card is really simple to make and you can change your greeting to suit the occasion using alphabet stamps.

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Materials 

  • Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine
  • Sizzix® Sizzlits® Decorative Strip Die – Butterfly Frenzy
  • Alphabet letter stamps
  • White card
  • Stamp inks
  • Coloured card
  • Glitter spray
  • Tweezers
  • Foam Pads
  • Double sided tape
  • Adhesive gems
  • Hot glue gun

 

How to make:

  1. Create a white base card measuring 10.5 by 18cm
  2. Choose about 6 shades of yellow/orange card and die-cut a good selection of butterflies
  3. Place all the die-cut butterflies onto a piece of old newspaper and apply the glitter spray
  4. Grip each butterfly down its centre with a pair of fine tweezers and fold back the wings. Use the tweezers to gently curl the wings of some of the larger butterflies
  5. Attach the butterflies to the base card starting at the base and working towards the top in a gently sweeping arc. Add some strategically positioned gems in and around the butterflies
  6. Stamp your chosen greeting onto white card using ink colours which compliment the butterflies
  7. Trim each word to size and use the blade of your scissors to scuff around the edges of each rectangle
  8. Attach the greeting to the card using a combination of adhesive foam pads and double sided tape

 

 

 

Last updated: over 1 year ago