Sunday, 28 March 2010

A Butterfly Easel Tutorial

by Debbie Dolphin
Hello
I keep being asked how I made my Butterfly easel card,so I thought here would be a great place to do so.
Firstly you need a butterfly template. Draw one on a single white card and then draw another on a pre-folded card like in the picture. Note that the top of the wings are slighty hanging over the fold as this is where he card will open.

Carefully cut out and fold in half like the picture below.This is going to be the easel panel which will hold the main butterfly which we decorate.
The single butterfly will then be attached to the easel panel, but only at the bottom half. Personally, I prefer to decorate it first then attach it to the panel
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Then it should look something like this.



and decorate with papers,rubber stamps,flowers etc.




Here for the paper flowers I punched out three different sized blossom flowers,scrunched up and added embellishments for the centres.Then I distressed the edges used Victorian Velvet distress inks.

To see more easel cards please visit my BLOG

By Debbie
It would be lovely to read your comments
Thanks xx



34 comments:

Shastitko Galina said...

Oh, it's so interesting!

Roz said...

That has to be about the prettiest card I have ever seen!

Shanarun said...

This is beautiful. I can see making one from my current favorite colors and keeping it displayed for inspiration! The flowers are awesome -thanks for sharing. Gonna pop over to your blog to see more. :)

Julie Allain said...

WOW Your card is STUNNING and your tutorial is fabulous

Thanks Debbie :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for tutorial. Card is beautiful.

Esther said...

Debbie, thanks so much for this tutorial. I follow your blog and love each and every post! I made a very poor attempt at trying to work this one out but gave up, lol. Hugs from NZ, Esther

surfingcat said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial, can't wait to try it.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial.

Greetings Michelle

pinky said...

Stunning work, thanks for that.
Pinky

Debbie Pamment said...

Your card took my breath away when I first saw it on your blog - thanx soo much for sharing this!
xXx

Julie said...

How fabulous- your card is stunning! Thanks for showing the process! Juliex

SusanBluerobot said...

WOW that card is fantastic

Lynne K said...

A work of art, Debbie. Thanks for showing us how to. x

KreatesKards said...

What a beautiful and unique card.

Margreet said...

thanks for sharing your butterfly easel card as a tutorial!
xxx Margreet

Mamiogée said...

Coucou !
Un seul mot : MAGNIFIQUE !
Merci pour ce tuto
Bizz

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is just beautiful! Checked out your blog as well :) I am sharing this link with www.dixiepieces.com

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Interestng,thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Totally inspiring! Beautiful work - thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Wowzers!!! Just stunning. Blessings, Renee

JACKIE said...

wow, wow, wow...its gorgeous, what a stunning card and fab idea.thanks for sharing...hugs Jackie xx

Stacey said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for sharing your stunning card with us, thank you for sharing this tutorial with us, and thank you for breaking down this wonderful card into steps that are simple enough to make me think that even I could create a masterpiece that will be close to yours. Your work is simply inspirational!!

Debby Brown said...

That is so amazing - I love butterflies and I love the colour. The instructions are really clear too. It has got so much texture but it does not look cluttered or overdone. Thanks for sharing.

SuzanneK said...

Simply stunning, gunna have to make this one. Thanks

SuzanneK said...

Did you make the butterfly embellishment and the flowers, they are beautiful. If you did maybe you could do a post on how to.

Debsg said...

That's a fabulous idea. Opens up lots of avenues for different shapes. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfull butterfly, I would like to make such a nice butterfly myself. Thanks for the idea. Yvonne

Neeti said...

Hi Debbie, the cards is so beautiful and you made it all the more easy for us by sharing the tutorial :)
Cheers,
Neeti

Mamiogée said...

Coucou !
cette carte m'a beaucoup plu et je l'ai faite. Elle n'est pas aussi jolie que la tienne, mais je ferai mieux la prochaine fois!
bizz
http://mamiogee.kazeo.com/LA-CARTERIE/UNE-CARTE-PAPILLON,a1978227.html

Tracy said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen.
I have a friend that love butterflies. I am making her a mini album and some dimensional art. I so have to make her this card.
Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

Intruderlady said...

Love this card. I made my own version. It's on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Greetz,
Kitty

Maria said...

I love your tutorials! Thank you!
Big hug,

Maria B.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful Easel, and thanks soooo much for the tutorial! :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thanks for the Tutorial Debbie! So inspiring! Judy x