This butterfly card has a glittered Scor-Pal grid (using my fave: a Sakura Star Dust gelly-roll pen) & over 100 faux French knots. (Tutorial on that technique here.) The Naturals white cardstock is embossed with By Definition.
1. For a double butterfly, trace 2 butterfly templates onto cardstock twice (or print directly) & cut it out. You can use two different sizes if you like. :o)
2. Stamp/Emboss if you like. I stamped a Paisley (large design category) from Above the Mark (56005 I) on silver cardstock in white and embossed with clear e.p.
3. One good way to attach the butterfly is to stitch it on (so that it's wings will still flap, but that it'll be on there really well).
TIP: Pierce with a paper piercer through the top butterfly layer & the mat you're sewing it onto. Then you can use that butterfly as a guide to line the bottom butterfly in the middle & pierce it in the same spots. Stitch through those holes to the back:
4. Stitching the butterfly on also makes a great spot for gluing on the fancy pin. I use Crystal Effects (or Liquid Glass/ other lacquer glue) and it's sturdy:
To make the pin, I just..
- Slid pearls from a broken necklace onto a stick pin (Making Memories)
- Used wire cutters to clip off the bottom & Crystal Effects to keep it in place
- Added wire antennae to the top of the pin
- Glued a gem onto the head of the pin; You can see it in this picture:
To make the sentiment I embossed in silver on white cardstock & stitched on pewter Hodge Podge hardware.
& More butterfly templates for you since they seem to be a hot image of late...
ETA: Butterfly template from K. Rebecca
ETA: Sweet denim butterfly from Bunny
& a stunning one
& one that would be lovely to trace the shape
& a monarch & another
Yellow bar butterfly
& a cartoon one
Stained glass pattern
papercraft inspirations (july issue)
& another cutie
Google image results for butterfly pattern
Google image results for butterfly template
Thanks so much for all of your well wishes; I'm feeling a little better. I have a trip coming up (but scheduled Halloween posts for the whole thing) and I can't wait to blurf and catch up on everyone's blogs! :O)
P.S. Laura's Tutorial for a Diamond-fold Card is here