The inspiration for this card came from Michey. Go to http://www.parchmentpaperie.com/2011/04/butterfly-easel-card-tutorial.html for a full tutorial.
Michey used the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die to make her lovely card. I do not have this die but I really wanted to make this easel card. As an alternative to the die I traced a template of a butterfly I had in my stash and fussy cut. It worked beautifully but didn‘t leave me much space for my message. I positioned my butterfly template so the tips of the wings overlapped the fold of my card stock, traced it and cut only the top layer. This left me with my hinge and a nice surface for my butterfly to sit on with plenty of space for my message on the back. I followed Michey’s directions to finish.
I stamped the wings with a flourish using versa mark, and embossed with Sparkle EP. The thank you banner was stamped, hand cut then the edges lightly chalked as were the butterfly wings. I added a feather, two white flowers from my stash, some sweet little punched flowers and greens. Finished with some half pearls from Michael’s.
After I sent it off to Di I realized I’d forgotten the brads I’d intended to use to hold the banner in place. Oops!
I am madly in love with that little EK Success flower punch. I found it in a thrift shop for fifty cents a few months ago!
Cheap Trick for today: Until you can afford to buy a die find a template or if you are talented enough draw one yourself then cut it out by hand.
See you soon. Until then happy crafting.
Have an Amazing Day