Friday, June 1, 2012

Butterfly Easel Card

I have shared the beautiful Serendipity Stamps die and stamp with you. I thought I would use them on a design copying a card my friend Laura Lipe sent me a while back. She called it a butterfly easel card. Above, you can see the different layers of butterfly die cuts used. The base butterfly is cut with the card stock being folded and the area at the top of the wings not being cut. Also, a score line is placed along the middle of the top portion of the butterfly base.
A second butterfly was cut from the same color paper and the top two butterflies were cut out of a neutral color, embossed and then ink applied direct to paper.
Below is the lovely card Laura sent me:

 Above, you can see the base butterfly with the score line added and below, the depth that you can see on Laura's card.

 After securing the top layers of butterflies together with a brad, I added a pop dot between the layers to make them stand apart and add dimension. I secured the base butterfly to the card and to the one above the base using red liner tape. I figure the recipient will want to fluff and play with the butterfly like I did on the card I received, so I wanted it nice and secure.

Another idea to tie the papers all together is to give a spritz of shimmer over all the card. Tie the envelope in with the card by stamping the butterfly on the envie.
The filigree die from Serendipity would look great on the top butterfly rather than using an embossing folder, but since I was copying Laura's card, I stuck with the embossing.

I love mailable dimension on a card, and this really gives a lot of POP!

1 comment:

Jan Castle said...

Yeah...a card!!!!! TFS! It is a wonderful technique to pop up the butterfly! Will have to give it a try.
Paper Hugs,