Saturday, July 18, 2015

Butterfly Gate Fold Card

I really like to try new papercrafting products. I recently started playing with some metal dies I purchased from the shopping channel Create and Craft. In case Create and Craft is new to you, they started broadcasting in the USA in December 2014, on the 29th if I remember correctly, which was perfect timing for me since I have that week off from work.

The dies I have been using recently are from the Create and Craft Mariposa line. The dies are exclusive to Create and Craft. This card was made with the Create and Craft Mariposa Reflections Die. This is not how I planned for the completed card to look, but I like it and think in the end it turned out great (IMO). More about what I intended below.

I used all eight of the dies in the package to create the card. I planned to use the butterfly wing just to emboss the purple cardstock, but my repositionable tape had too much tack and some of the color came up and you could see the white core. I also think I will try to find a way to lessen the pressure for the embossing with this die in the future. This is what the card looked like before adding the wings:

I definitely could not give this card away. Then I thought about adding some vellum to the wings to "repair" or "rescue" the butterfly.

I applied Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive to the back of the wing and attached the vellum. Then I cut small pieces of Thin 3-D Foam Tape to attach the wing to the card base.

I hope you too think my "repair" or "rescue" of this card was successful.

Supplies used to create this card:
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