Hope you haven't missed me too much?? Been rather busy just lately and haven't had any spare time to blog sadly! Even missed making a card for last week's challenge at Delicious Doodles. But not so this week!!
I have made amends by making up this tutorial today.
A few weeks back I made a sort of easel card with two sides to it, and was asked by several peeps to do a tutorial for how I made it, so for this week's 'Things that Flutter' theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, I combined it with this tut!
So be warned folks - very photo heavy posting!!!! LOL
OK, so I started by printing out a few of my Small Butterfly images, in various sizes, just in black and white with no extra colouring. I also printed out my newest image, Lovey-Dovey Silhouette, and a sentiment that says 'congratulations!'. Then I gathered various bits of card, black bazzil, normal white card and some white linen effect card. I cut an A5 (210mm x 148mm) sized piece of white linen card for the base.
Then I cut a piece of normal white card into a 148mm x 296mm, folded it lengthways to make 148mm x 148mm, then folded it diagonally to get the bit you need for the easel part. I also cut a 100mm x 200mm piece and did the same to that for the smaller part of the easel. This is how both pieces looked after I did that:
Then I trimmed down the square unfolded bit and stuck some double sided tape to the trimmed edges like so:
I stuck the larger piece to the behind of the A5 sized panel on the left, and the smaller piece to the top like this:
This is how it looks with the pieces stuck on and folded:
Now for the fun bits! LOL
I cut two shapes using my shapeabilities die and smudged the edges in black ink:
With one shape I stuck it to some black bazzill and smudged silver metallic rub on over the black, and then mounted my sentiment panel onto it:
The second shape I cut into quarters, and then trimmed the sticky-outy bits to look like this:
Then I stuck these onto another piece of black bazzill, with the Lovey-Dovey Silhouette image stuck on top of that, also smudged with silver rub on:
Next I stuck the sentiment panel onto the easel part at the top, but remembered to turn it sideways so it went the right way for standing up. Did that wrong before, and it came out sideways when I stood that bit up!
To the image panel I added a strip of linen card and punched out the side with a MS 'around the page' punch, smudged with black ink again, and then mounted it onto the easel part on the left side:
And here it is, the base construction, but without any added froo-froo:
Are you still with me folks???!!! LOL
If you are, I am going to show you how I make my butterflies stand out.
I start with my fussy cut butterflies, or punched shapes for that matter
I fold by butterflies in half along the body and by both wings, like so:
Then, with the bone folded I curl the wing over it which makes it bend like this:
Do that on both sides, and ta-da! One 3d butterfly!
Anyone interested in how I make my flowers? OK, well here goes!
First I punch some shapes with my selected punches:
Then using my inks and rub ons I smudge the petal edges:
With one shape in the palm of my hand, I use the back end of the bone folder to rub the centre of the shape to get it to curl and make a basin shape
Then holding each shape by the centre, I use the bone folder again to curl the petals, like I did with the butterfly wings
For the smaller flowers shapes I use the rounded end of a pen to press the centre downwards
Then it's just a case of assembling with a bit of glue, and whatever you want to use for the centre. I have used some silver brads for this card, but I could have used a gem or a bead.
Now, to finish my card, I added all my little butterflies, the flowers, some curling ribbon, regular organza ribbon, some black swirly sticky shapes and some pearls:
And there you have it! The finished card:
Phew!! I don't know about you, but I need more coffee!!
Hope you find this tutorial useful folks. . .
I'm off to find some challenges to enter this into now then.
Don't forget to pop by the Delicious Doodles Challenge blog and enter your flutterings!
Love and hugs,
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