Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Butterfly Card creation.

I must confess, this is the first card I have made in quite a while having been busy with other projects including moving house, painting and starting up a jewellery business. However I had a few left over Swarovski crystals and thought they would make a nice centre for a butterfly card, and I have this thing about butterflies and dragonflies.

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
Square card
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.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I commend your patience to create such pretty work! Having a hobby is so important and you seem to have found a very creative one! Have fun fun FUN!!

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    1. Thank you Kim, crafting is definitely fun and rather addictive :)

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  2. Gorgeous card. So delicate and I love the colours.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Lexie, and thank you far all the comments you regularly leave on everybody's work - I know they will be very much appreciated :) x

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    1. Thanks Kate - I had just been enjoying your site too :D

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    1. Thank you Heather for such a lovely comment :)

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  5. This is absolutely stunning, love it

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    1. Thank's Jane, just had a peep at your blog, you have some great designs :)

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  6. This is beautiful,such lovely details.xxx

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    1. Thank you Doreen, it's lovely to get such positive comments :)

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  7. This is a beautiful card. I love how you've used the leaves as wings, very clever idea. xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara - I have quite a lot of the skeleton leaves but struggle to use them. I had lots of ideas for the butterfly wings but thought I would try this :)

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  8. Beautiful... Thank you for joining us in our Challenge Wednesday :)
    ~Rhonda TRD DTL
    http://www.tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com/

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