🙟 Butterfly Easel Card 🙝
I hope you are all doing well and are having a great start to your weekend.
Today I wanted to show you an Easel card I made last night.
I have been wanting to try this style of card for a while. I believe it is called Mixed Media. (Sorry if I am wrong haha)
I love the look of these card and the different textures you can create. There is so many different styles that I have seen on Pinterest and Youtube. The possibilities are endless and I really think these types of cards have a definite WOW factor about them.
So I started to play around a bit with the items that I have in my craft room. I don't have many items that I have seen people using. Things such as lace or beads etc, but I used my initiative and this is what I came up with.
For my first try, I am very pleased with what I came up with :)
Card base - Pool Party card stock - 10 x 5 inches (25 x 12 1/2 cms)
Score @ 5 and 7 1/2 inches (12 1/2 & 18 cms)
Other card stock needed -
Pool Party card stock -
1 piece @ 5 x 5 inches (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 cms)
Tempting Turquoise card stock -
1 piece @ 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (12 x 12 cms)
1 piece @ 4 3/4 x 2 inches (12 x 5 cms)
Whisper White card stock -
1 piece @ 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (11 1/2 x 11 1/2 cms)
1 piece @ 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (11 1/2 x 4 1/2 cms)
You will also need some scrap pieces of card stock to die cut the butterflies out of.
I used Whisper White for the texture butterflies and Basic Black card stock for the large butterfly.
For the butterflies on today' card; I used the thinlits from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies set from Stampin' Up.
Firstly, cut six of the medium butterflies out of scrap card stock. Any light colour card stock can be used. It does not have to be the same colour as you will be inking over the butterflies.
If I remember correctly, two of the butterflies I cut are actually from a scrap piece of Pool Party card stock, so do not worry too much :)
Once you have cut all of the medium sized butterflies out, attach them to your piece that was 4 1/2 inches square (11 1/2 cms) of Whisper White card stock.
Arrange them in any pattern you would like :)
I placed three going diagonally across the card and then one in each of the other corners. Then cut one in half to go either side of the card. Once dry, you can now start stamping/inking.
The ink pads I have used were -
Take a sponge/dauber and with each ink colour, select different areas of the card. Do not worry if colours blend or mix together. It all goes towards to the effect of your card. (see picture below)
After the ink has dried, spritz water over a few areas to create more texture for your card front. Pat with a piece of kitchen towel to get rid of any excess water.
You can now start to use a clean dauber and sponge and pick out areas that you would like to emboss.
All areas you would like to emboss, dab on to those areas using a Versamark ink pad.
Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder and use a heat tool to set your card and make it sparkle.
Die cut the large butterfly from the piece of Basic Black card stock and set aside.
Now time to build the card -
To make the Easel card base.
With your card base piece, fold the 5 inch score line as you would a normal card and then fold the 7 1/2 inch score line in the opposite direction. (So you should now have a 2 1/2 inch panel)
Using tear and tape attach the 5 x 5 inch (12 1/2 cms) piece of Pool Party card stock to the 2 1/2 inch panel of your card base. Making sure that the two pieces of card stock sit on top of each other.
Burnish the folds.
Using dimensionals, attach the largest piece of Tempting Turquoise onto your card base.
Again with dimensionals, now attach the front layer to your card and with a fine tip glue pen. Attach the black butterfly into the centre of you card.
To make the sentiment piece.
Layer the smaller piece of Whisper White onto the smaller piece of Tempting Turquoise and with a Memento Black ink pad. Stamp your sentiment centrally on to the card stock.
Decorate your sentiment piece and attach to card base.
Your card is finished. Love, love, love the finished look and definitely think this card was worth the extra time.
I will be trying more of this style card again :)
As always, all items used today will be listed below. Each photo will be a link to the item on my shop page for Stampin' Up.
If you would like to see a copy of the new catalogue which is being released June 1st. Just get in touch and I will send you one out in the post; free of charge.
I hope you all have a fab rest of the day and I will see you all tomorrow.
Take care & Always sparkle.
xx x xx