Thursday, April 23, 2020

Butterfly Garden

Imagine sitting outside, enjoying a slight breeze, and seeing beautiful butterflies fluttering around the flowers. Here is a springtime card sending all kinds of wishes your way.

   Butterfly Basics

   Whisper White A-2
   Painted Blooms DSP 2-1/8 x 5-1/2

   Blackberry Bliss
   Pacific Point
   Rose Red

   Partial Die Cutting

   Butterfly Thinlits Dies

First, I die cut three butterflies from scratch paper to use as place holders.

Second, I measure 2-1/8 from the right side of the card front and draw a pencil line. This is where the DSP will be adhered later.

Third, I temporarily place my three butterflies where I will want them on the card. Note that the middle of the butterfly will be on the pencil line.

Fourth, I remove the top butterfly and replace it with the actual die cut. I use a bit of washi tape to keep it in place. I then place my card front with the die cut between my plates. It is placed so that the edge of the plates are resting on the middle of the butterfly. This places pressure for the cutting to occur only on half of the butterfly. 

Fifth, repeat the fourth step two more times.

Sixth, stamp butterflies on the partial die cuts.

Seventh, lift up the right side of the butterflies and adhere the DSP underneath them on the card front. 

Eight, stamp the sentiment and add embellishments.

If you are having trouble understanding the fourth step, check this TUTORIAL out.

Contact me with any questions. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for visiting.


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