Butterfly Card created for Be Creative Design Team

Hi everybody and welcome back to my blog.  This is my second blog post for the Be Creative design team and for this project and I have chosen to share a relatively simple card project with you today.   This piece as featured on the Be Creative show on Tuesday on Hochanda.


Step 1

There is a lot of card that needs to be cut for this one!!  I used a 6 x 6inch white card base.  I also cut 6 square panels of white card measuring 14.4cm, 14.0cm, 12.0cm, 11.6cm, 9.6cm and 9.2cm.


Step 2

I took the panels that measured 14.4cm, 12.0cm and 9.6cm and added a wash of the Ocean and Jade Luster paints, using a water brush to blend the colours together in places.


Step 3

Next, I stamped and emboss 2 butterflies using Versamark ink pad and the Be Creative Silver embossing powder.  The larger of the two was stamped directly onto the smallest panel of card and the smaller one onto a scrap piece of card.  These were then coloured using the Ocean and Jade Luster paints with water brush.  I cut out the smaller butterfly and set this aside for the end of the project (these butterflies were from the Dare to Fly stamp set by Prima)


Step 4

Next, I used the Crackle stamp from Be Creative and with Garden Patina Archival Ink, I stamped this randomly around the edges of the remaining 2 panels and the smaller one with the butterfly on.


Step 5

I stamped and embossed the sentiment (from the same Dare to Fly Stamp Set by Prima) using Versamark and silver embossing powder.


Step 6

To put the card together, I attached the 9.2cm crackle background panel to the 9.6cm painted panel with double sided tape; I then repeated the process with the 11.6cm and 12.0cm panels and then finally with the 14.0cm and 14.4cm panels.


I attached the largest panel to the card blank using double sided tape; before attaching the other 2 panels centrally on top of this, using foam tape for a little more dimension.


Step 7

I finished the card by attaching the smaller cut out butterfly to the top corner of the card and a few Liquid Pearl dots in Robin’s Egg.


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For further details of the crackle stamp, embossing powder, Luster paint and water brush used, please visit the Be Creative website, where you will also find their full range of stamps, paper pads and accessories.  With more new products being added every month, there is lots more to look forward to.


Happy crafting folks and see you soon, Gem x

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