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Butterfly Birthday

February 22, 2019

The card I am sharing with you today was made following a video by Jan B.  She calls this a “W” fold card.  You can watch her video on You Tube here to learn how to create this card.     The base of my card is made with Thick Whisper White card.  The front is decorated with a Whisper White panel embossed using the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder, which is attached to Basic Black card.  Before you attach the Basic Black card to the card front you need to attach some ribbon so that the card can be tied closed.  I used the Black/Silver 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon.  I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The greeting is cut out using one of the squares from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  The greeting is attached to a Basic Black scalloped square cut using the same dies and then the front of the card using dimensionals.  The butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set are stamped onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I inked the fill images for the butterflies using a Spectrum Pad which I had inked using the following colours – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Real Red.  To see how to ink these Spectrum Pads and how to create colour combos then visit this post on Patty Bennet’s Blog.    The fill image for the top section of the  large butterfly is inked using the Poppy Parade/Pumpkin Pie sections of the Spectrum Pad.  The fill image for the bottom section of the butterfly is inked using the Pumpkin Pie/Daffodil Delight sections of the Spectrum Pad.  The fill image for the small butterflies is inked using the Poppy Parade/Pumpkin Pie sections of the Spectrum Pad.  The butterflies are punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I used my bone folder on the wings of the butterflies to add some dimension.  The butterflies are attached to the card front using a Glue Dot in the centre of the body and dimensionals under the wings.  After attaching the butterflies to the greeting panel, I stamped the antennae for the butterflies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The back of the card is decorated with Whisper White card embossed using the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder which is attached to Basic Black card.  Before attaching to the back of the card, I attached a piece of Black/Silver 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon to tie the card shut.  The left panel of the inside of the card is decorated by embossing Whisper White card with the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder which is attached to Basic Black card.  The right panel on the inside of the card is decorated with un-embossed Whisper White card and Basic Black card.   A 1″ wide panel of Basic Black card is scored and folded.  The last section on each side is attached to the inside of the card.  I cut four pieces of Whisper White card with a square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and embossed with the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed panels are attached to Basic Black card cut using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  One panel is attached to each of the four sections of the Basic Black card.   I stamped four large butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The fill images for the top section of the butterflies are inked using the Poppy Parade/Pumpkin Pie section of the Spectrum Pad.   The fill images for the bottom section of the butterflies are inked using the Pumpkin Pie/Daffodil Delight section of the Spectrum Pad.  I punched out the butterflies using the Butterfly Duet Punch.   I used my bone folder to add a little dimension to the butterfly wings.  I attached a Glue Dot to the centre of the butterfly and then added a little piece of gold twine to represent to butterfly antennae.  I also added dimensionals under each wing before they were attached to each of the embossed panels.

When you close the card, the middle of the 1″ black strip of card folds towards the outside edge of the card, creating the “W”.  I didn’t emboss the right hand panel of the inside of the card so that I would have somewhere to write my message.  You do need to tie the card shut, because it is more bulky on the open side of the card than on the fold side of the card.

I am sure I will be making more of these cards in the future.  What about you?  Are you going to make one too?

Bye for now,

Kris

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