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and now for the pictorial schtuff...
Here's that tutorial for the Angel's Landing card posted this morn'
Hope you enjoyed the hop & Thanks so much for checking this out!
Step 1) Cut a circle of cardstock & cover it with patterned paper:
(this circle is 4 3/4 inches in diameter to fit a 5 1/2 inch card)
Step 2) Make a stitched butterfly trail:
2A) Use the Angel's Landing "flight-trail-left" (from the new Button Bugs set) as a piercing template by:
--printing it at 120% on copy paper.
--laying it over the circle and piercing through into your image.
--Then, stitching with needle & thread or faux stitches.
(I added the flower on my image as an anchor for where I wanted the trail, since my paper pieces are in panels & I wanted them to run diagonally...)
2B) Pierce & stitch around the outside of the circle. (I used thread that matched the Kraft background.)
Step 3) Print different sizes of the Simply Flowers (also from Angel's Landing).
This paper (from GCD Studios Paris Nights collection is one of three kinds of cardstocks on this card that lets you emboss from the printer.) I printed the flowers in gray--in hopes that the butterfly would stand out more--and quickly sprinkled clear embossing powder on (as soon as the paper came out of my printer, then heat set the embossing powder & cut the flowers out.)
Step 4) Print the angel's Landing Butterfly--at 120% (He's in the Button Bugs set too.)
He's printed here on Smoothie lustre cardstock from Paper Temptress--which also lets you emboss straight out of the printer (I used embossing powder with some glitter mixed in this time, so this fellow would have some shine.)
Step 5) Print the angel's Landing Butterfly a second time--smaller: at 100% this time--on vellum cardstock (which--you guessed it--also lets you emboss from your printer.) Cut off the antennae for this layer.
Step 6) To make super inexpensive buttons & baubles, I adhered clear embellishments to catalogue paper. (Cosmo Cricket Summer '09 cattie--which I'm addicted to cutting up!) They're stuck on with Crystal Lacquer & the holes are repierced with a paper piercer so I could sew them on the flowers & glue them to the butterfly:
Step 7) Add crystals on his antennae & Layer the butterflies--adding the baubles & button. (The smaller bauble pieces on him are dew drops.)
Step 8) Glue your button butterfly to the card. :o)
Step 9) Add button centers (with thread stitched on) to the zinnias.
money & give you a fancy schmancy edge...
(I used it here on the circle, but of course it would work on other shapes or card edges too)
Step 1) Punch some scallop squares & cut them into quarters (no need to cut perfectly but around the middle...)
Step 2) A little cheat for easy-peasy spacing: adhering a flower or some other design element that will cover one edge of your shape lets you sneak & space them quickly, the little gap you might end up with at the end is hidden by the flower (or other doohickey)
Step 3) Adhere the quartered scallop square pieces onto the back of the circle (or other shape) spacing them evenly. I like Tombow Monomulti (partly set up or dried) since it lets you move the shapes around to get them even, yet still holds nicely.
Step 4) Here's the look you get with the plain squares. Kind of an unusual scallop?
Step 5) You can adhere gems or other bits & bobs. I wanted to punch some holes for an eyelet look, but something that lurks in my craft room must have ate my hole punch, LOL. ;o)
(P.S. The sentiment "You made my day" is from the
LPS acrylic stamp set Butterflies & Blossoms
It's curved & stamped on vellum.)