Friday, March 7, 2014

Simple butterfly cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple fun cards to share today!  Both use the gorgeous Les Papillions Two butterfly die set, framed by one of my favorite labels shapes, Labels Twenty and sentiments are from JustRite called Large Elegant Sentiments (a must have set!).
First up is a card I made using the M-Bossibilities folder Quilted Delight to emboss the top portion of the card.  The pattern paper I used on this is from MME, Tangerine with a strip of 1/8" velvet ribbon along the bottom.
Given this is a one layer card, I turned the folder sideways to emboss only the top portion of my pre-scored card.  I taped it down so it wouldn't slip and get a skewed result.
For my next card, I did some criss-cross scoring with my Scor-Buddy.  It shows you can get a great embossed detail even if you don't have any folders.  For this butterfly, I cut/embossed the top layer in vellum and added stickles to it.  I discovered that when stickles dries on vellum, it curls the paper.  So I manually curled it so the wings curled upward.  The pattern paper used on this is from Webster's Pages, Recorded.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here is a close up of the vellum butterfly detail.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: ES-014 Quilted Delight M-Bossabilities®, S4-395 Les Papillions Two Shape
abilities®, S5-026 Labels Twenty and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®
Stamps - JustRite Papercrafts, Large Grand Sentiments
Paper: Gina K Designs, Pure Luxury White and Innocent Pink cardstock; My Mind's Eye, Tangerine 6x6; Webster's Pages, Recorded 6x6
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Prima flowers Divine Collection and Rondelle Collection, 1/8" velvet ribbon; Vellum cardstock; Want2Scrap Nestabling Heart Circles rhinestones and pearls;
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates and Embossing folders at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


  1. So simply stunning!

  2. So very lovely...hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Very pretty cards Michelle, especially love that butterfly. Also love how you embossed without an embossing folder, will have to try this, thanks.

  4. Both cards are absolutely stunning Michelle! I love the quilted bg and your hand scored criss cross bg too--such a lovely effect and those butterflies are just gorgeous! You are such an inspiration my sweet friend!! HUGS :D