Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Butterfly Card creation.
Hope you like it. If you are feeling creative would also love to see what you do too.
I would like to enter this in the Tsunami Rose Wednesday Challenge 2
To make this you will need
Selection of crystals for the butterfly body plus 6mm faceted round for head.
8 inch piece of tigertail cut in half
3 x crimp beads
4 x skeleton leaves
Pearlescent ivory card stock
Silk flowers, pearl brad, crystals.
1 Make the butterfly body. Cut the piece of tiger tail in half and working with the two pieces as one, thread a crimp bead on to both pieces and attach about half an inch from the end. Thread on your selection of beads except for the head. Thread the head on to ONE strand then thread the other piece of tiger tail through the bead through the other hole. Move the bead so it sits at right angles to the body beads with the remainder of the tiger tail sticking out of the bead in opposite directions. thread and attach crimp beads adjacent to each side of the head. Bend the tiger tail to a position you like and cut to length. Use round nosed pliers to shape the ends.
2 Make the raised motif. Cut out a piece of card stock to about 2.5 x 4 inches. Colour the edges with permanent ink. Attach the skeleton leaves to give a butterfly wing effect. I used a couple of sticky dots at the centre. Arrange the butterfly body over the wings and stitch in place avoiding the sticky areas.
3 Finishing. Cut half an inch off the front right hand side of the card. Colour the edge to match the motif. Attach the motif using foam pads, making sure that your wings stay within the overall card size. Hold together 2 silk flowers with a pearl brad and attach to the card. Finish with crystals or peel-offs as desired. Add an insert if wanted, ensuring it fits within the smaller card front.