Boutique style butterfly

December 16th, 2010

This butterfly birthday card  is a design i made for Create and Craft Shopping Channel. It is part of the butterfly kit which went down a storm. I came up with this design whilst i was doing a craft show in Belfast.

Silver decorative filigree metal butterlfly coloured in black

Black, silver and white theme for butterfly birthday card.

I have used a C6  white card as the base card. I have covered the front of the card with a gorgeous embossed soft sheen silver card which I bought from payper box at NEC craft show in November.

Metal butterfly from Meiflower

Coloured butterfly mounted in a scalloped circle

I have used a  silver decorative filigree metal butterlfly from Meiflowercrafts which I coloured in with a black pro marker. Give the butterfly two coats to give a deeper colour, set aside to dry.  Mount the butterfly in a white circle and black scalloped circle. I have stuck a black gem to enhance the butterfly.

Butterfly coloured with black pro marker

Close up of coloured in metal butterfly.

I have invested in  two sets of Spellbinders Nestibilles, i bought a circle set and scalloped circle set. I have a fiskars cutter and plastic circle template but the blade on my cutter gets blunt very quick. The replacement  blades for the Fiskars cutter are not cheap, so i have bought the circle nestibilles. I think they are such a good investment especially if you use them all the time.

Flower sequin mounted onto a foam pad

Close up of sequin flower with pretty gem centre

On either side of the framed butterfly, adhere a flower sequin using a foam pad. Stick a self adhesive gem in the centre of the sequin flower.

Matt and layer a strip of black and white card and choose a black sentiment to match the theme. Stick black and white polka dot ribbon on top and bottom part of the card to finish off the card.

One Response to “Boutique style butterfly”

  1. rozzy says:

    stunning card, the butterfly looks great.
    Hope you manage to get a good rest over Christmas, you deserve it.
    Wishing you and you family a wonderful time
    hugs rozzy xx (((hug)))

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