Monday, 6 July 2009

Spellbinders - Shapeabilitie Butterfly Dies

The last week has been hectic for me but I still managed to make a couple of cards using my Cuttlebug.

At the risk of becoming boring, I have used my Butterfly Shapeabilities to make a completely different card to last week's, because I thought you might like to see just what you can do with the smallest die.

Using a mottled beige cardstock cut to make a 5.1/2" square card, stamp a large swirl in gold ink and embossed with a clear embossing powder. 2 Fancy Corner die cuts finished the base card. Don't throw away the pieces left over - these can be used to decorate inside corners.

For the embellishment I used a thick handmade patterned paper to
cut a large butterfly and embossed this with the Paisley Cuttlebug folder.

To increase the boldness of the butterfly, use a glue stick to add a thick layer of glue to the edges. Cover with gold embossing powder and melt the power and glue with a heat gun.

This is the effect you get.

To complete the butterfly's body use : 2 eyelets and some twisted gold thread. Gold wire and beads for the antennae.
Cut 4 small gold mirror card butterflies.

Attach back to back over the gold thread to make 2 charms on which I have added numbers for this special birthday card.

Still using the Butterfly theme, cut and emboss the larger die (you can use an embossing pen for this if you don't have a tan mat), ink the edges and stamp in some way and you have your inside card completed.

The finished card.

I really like simple unfussy cardsand this isone of those, but it still look good! I'm sure you will like the charms that you can make with these small dies. Here I have used the heart dies on this Diamond Anniversary card. Simple but very effective.

If you would like to see more of my Cuttlebug work you will find me here in my Cuttlebug Cupboard. Hope you'll have time to drop by.


Mary Director said...

Beautiful card, I love butterflies.

Lynn said...

You are so darn clever! Now I want a cuttlebug