Wednesday 1 February 2012

3-D Butterfly Card

Before the holidays, I bought a package of butterfly dies by Spellbinders. Each butterfly has 2 dies - a solid base and a more delicate top layer. Like there was any way I was going to pass THOSE up?

I needed to make a card yesterday (for sanity's sake) but of course it had to also be quick and easy. I dug the orange and pink patterned paper strip out of my scrap bin and this the card I came up with:

The butterfly was cut out of white card stock, then I stippled orange and pink ink on it so it would match the patterned paper.  The butterfly base was cut from a pink glossy card stock scrap, and I used my iRock tool to adhere gems to the center of the butterfly. The two were joined together in the center only so I could lift the wings.

Papertrey Ink makes the scallop die and the wonderful Canyon Clay orange card stock. My new favourite colour.  The stamp is by Paper Smooches.  
I am entering this card into the open challenge at "Flutter By Wednesday's". I'm sure they get tired of my CAS cards over there, as there are some really fancy entries every week. But hey - I have a butterfly on my card and it qualifies!

We got to see the wedding venue yesterday, and it is so pretty! Now that we are into February the countdown is ON!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Karen -this colors and butterflies bring spring in the home
    Hello from Elma

  2. Such pretty colours Karen, that's what's good about white die cuts... you can colourise them yourself :)
    The countdown will go so quickly!
    Jenny x

  3. ah Karen love the colours (clever on inking contrasts) and the layout great work! Shaz in oz.x

  4. That is so very pretty, love the butterfly!

    Thx for joining us at Flutter by Wednesday!

    Mary J x

  5. It's beautiful, and how could anyone get tired of CAS? :) Love the colors, and I always love the "scrap bin." Thanks for playing along with the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week!


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