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Video: Butterfly Shaped Card

by Ilina Crouse March 25, 2019 10 Comments

Hi everyone! Ilina here. Today I am sharing how to make butterfly shaped cards using the new Nesting Butterflies Infinity Dies.

(If you’re having a problem viewing this embedded video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

To make the card start with a piece of Nautical cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold in half (to create a side folding card). Position it in landscape orientation and position the second to the largest butterfly die, so that it hangs off the edge of the folded side a little bit. Secure the die and run through your die cutting machine. This will create a folding card, however the top of the wings will be "chopped off". To fix this, die cut a single butterfly, that you will later adhere on top of the folding one. 

Tip: You can use any shape dies for this technique, not only butterflies.

Before you move to that step, stamp the flowers from the Beautiful Day Agapanthus set onto the butterfly wings using Versamark ink and emboss in white. Color with pencils. Next, stamp the sentiment and emboss in white, and trim to size. Now you can assemble the card (adhere the top single layer decorated butterfly to the one that is folding) and using foam adhesive add the sentiment strip. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a creative day! 





Ilina Crouse
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10 Responses

Judy Duncan
Judy Duncan

April 06, 2019

amazing very clever down to the light pink colouring – marvellous imagination thank you

Virginia Panto
Virginia Panto

April 05, 2019

Wow! thank you for opening my mind to shaped cards. Always make the standard A2 rectangle type card but now I will try something new. Love the colored white flowers on the dark blue card stock.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Nancy Singer
Nancy Singer

March 28, 2019

Really love the butterfly shape, and the results, very pretty!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

March 28, 2019

so pretty! great idea to make the card into a butterfly shape and so easy.

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

March 28, 2019

Soooo Pretty!!! I Love that stamp set!!!

Helen
Helen

March 26, 2019

What a lovely card, Ilina. This butterfly image is a great card design. The floral additions to the wings are so beautifully colored. tfs

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 25, 2019

This is so gorgeous Ilina. I knew that you could make a card using dies by let them not cut the fold but I never thought of cutting a single layer from the whole shape to put on top to make the shape whole again. That’s a great tip!
I love that you used the awesome flower stamp set Beautiful Day Agapantus (this one is high on my wishlist) to decorate the wings of the butterfly.
Thank you so much for showing.

Renee VanEpps
Renee VanEpps

March 25, 2019

This is so pretty, I always assumed you’d have to use a white pencil first before layering colors on dark cardstock so I learned something new! Those butterfly dies are gorgeous!! TFS

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 25, 2019

What an awesome card!! Love this simple yet attractive technique, shaped cards are always fun! Thanks for sharing the video with us :)

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 25, 2019

How delightful!!