Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stain Glass Butterfly

If it is a butterfly, I love it!  While I wait for my new Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and Bold Butterfly Franelits Dies to arrive, I'll just make a stained glass butterfly card using the Butterflies Thinlits.  Both thinlits may be seen on page 172 of the 2015 - 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The coordinating stamp sets may be seen on page 75 and page 124 of the catalog.  To see all the bundles, click here.
Here is what you need to make this card. 

Card stock dimensions:
Crushed Curry base = 5 1/2" x 11", scored at 4 1/4"
Basic Black = 5 1/4" x 4", scrap at least 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White = 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", and 1" x 2"
Island Indigo =  5 3/8" x 3 7/8", embossed with folder of your choice
Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Black StazOn ink pads 
Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set
About 1/3 of a 4" round doily
Bitty Butterfly punch
6 " Crushed Curry or Daffodil Delight ribbon & 3" for knotted bow
Small Glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals and your favorite adhesive
Pearls or Rhinestones
Sponge dauber or sponge
Butterflies Thinlit and Big Shot Cutting Machine

Die cut the black butterfly.  Use the scrap to trace a light outline onto the white.  Sponge or daub the inks onto the larger white card stock.  Do not stay within the lines!  Cut out inked butterfly before adhering to the black cutout.  Using a very small amount of glue on the thicker parts of the black butterfly, adhere butterflies together.  Trim any white edges.  If you still see white, use the side of a black Stampin' Write Marker to cover.  Add jewels to the body.

Adhere the doily piece to left edge of the embossed Island Indigo card stock using a snail.  If using liquid glue, only use a thin stripe down the cut edge of the doily.  Place ribbon at left edge of Island Indigo card stock to cover doily cut edge.  I like to use double sided tape on the back to hold ribbon in place.  Just be careful not to put it down on something before you are ready to adhere it to the black card stock.  Adhere to Crushed Curry card base.

Place butterfly onto card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I glued the center of the body to the card and doily and then added dimensionals about 1/2 inch away to help the butterfly look like she is flying.
Stamp 2 small butterflies with StazOn black ink onto small scrap of Whisper White card stock.   Daub, sponge or aqua paint with Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist inks.  Punch out with Bitty Butterfly punch and adhere with small glue dots.

The butterflies colors may be substituted with your choice.  I particularly like them done with Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette ink.  Leave me a comment with your color choices.

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