My project today is a flower embellished butterfly greeting card made using the Rubbernecker 2 Part Butterfly #3 framed with the Square Combo #1 and paired with the Small Flowers #3, Leaves and Greenery and Flower Stems. I originally planned on only using the flowers on the butterfly alone but even with the flowers and foliage on the butterfly the card looked a little to plain. I decided to add the foliage and larger flowers to the corners of the frame and I think the additional color brought the card to life.
The Frame Card Base
- Cut the frames using white cardstock.
- Turn the frames face down and attach the sections together using double tick tape.
- Cut an additional scalloped center square using white cardstock and attach it to the frame using strips of mounting tape.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut a 4.50″ square to layer under the frame.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the pink layer.
- Use strips of mounting tape attached to the back of the pink layer and frames and attach it to the 5.00″ square card base.
- Cut the butterfly sections using white and bright pink cardstock.
- Apply glossy accents to the body section of the white butterfly and attach it to the pink butterfly.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut the small flowers and green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
- Trim the ends of flower stems and attach them to the body of the butterfly using glossy accents.
- Form the small flowers with a stylus and molding pad and attach them to the butterfly using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the butterfly and attach it to the card base. Note: I attached a double layer of mounting tape under both wings to hold them up in the flying position.
The Frame Flowers and Foliage
- Cut the larger flower sections using bright cardstock and the foliage using green cardstock.
- Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
- Trim the ends off the foliage sections.
- Attach two sections of foliage to the top corner of the frame.
- Create a larger foliage section on the bottom corner of the frame by attaching two larger foliage sections with glossy accents and filling in additional leaves on the corner.
- Attach three flowers to the top corner and seven flowers on the bottom corner using glossy accents.
I love the clean and simple feel of this floral butterfly greeting card. The decorative cut of the top butterfly layers looks so pretty with the brightly colored base showing through the openings. I’ve created a few butterfly cards similar to this one. My favorites are Lattice and Butterfly with Flowers and Die Cut Butterfly and Flowers. There are tons of wonderful examples of butterfly cards on Pinterest. I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you are staying home, staying safe and sound.
Here are the dies used for my project.
Here are the tools and supplies.
I love the clean and simple feel of this floral butterfly greeting card