Creating Acetate Butterflies

Posted by BeckyJ, 12 Jun, 2012

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  1. Ink the front edges of your card blank softly with blue ink.

  2. Cover the glue that can be seen through the butterflies by applying transparent gems down the centre to create a sparkling body.

  3. Trim a 13cm square of pale blue texture card. Roughen up the edges and ink with the colour used in step 1. Create a holed border and draw in faux stitching with a white gel pen. Attach to the front of the card.

  4. Trim silver mirror board to 10.5cm square, roughen and sand the edges to reveal the white core. Attach to left side of the light blue panel as shown.

  5. Die cut fuschia textured card using the largest postage stamp die. Emboss with the “Happy birthday” folder and rub white dye based ink over the top to highlight the pattern. Touch the edges with blue ink before attaching over the silver mirror board.

  6. Using the two largest dies create two acetate butterflies. (Papermania acetate is high quality and very thick so you will need to roll the plates through your die cutting machine several times to cut right the way through). Emboss both butterflies with the Forever Friends black and gold embossing folder and sand to give the embossed pattern a frosted appearance.

  7. Create two sets of antennae by twisting wire and threading on aqua Crystazzi bicone beads. Attach them to the back of the butterflies by sinking into a puddle of hot melt glue. Attach the butterflies to the card as shown using a further application of hot melt glue.

  8. Finish the design with a trio of pale blue stones to the right top of the fuschia embossed panel and fuschia stones to the bottom left of the silver panel, following the picture as a guide

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