Sunday, September 23, 2012

Scalloped Butterfly Card

I had this vision one night right after I got my first order with the new catalog items to create a scalloped front panel on my card.  I've made plenty with a diecut edge but none that spanned the width of the card from the folded edge to the open edge.  So, I gave it a whirl.  I actually made this months ago and completely forgot about it and stumbled upon it this weekend while organizing some things.  The only challenging part was me being persnickety about how the scallops lined up.  I would have preferred it if they were centered but I went for it and liked the results.  This one uses a lot of new products introduced in July ... framelit, edgelit, embossing folder, paper piercing template, new in-colors, etc.  If you're interested in the specifics, I've added the "how-to" after the photos.

 Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Sets: En Francais;  Patterned Paper:  Patio Party DSP;
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White;  Ink: Midnight Muse, Versamark;
Sizzix:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Large Scallop Edgelit, Apothecary Accent Framelit, 
Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder;   
Ribbon:   Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Hemp Twine (retired);
Other:   Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Big Shot, Pop Dots (Recollections), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Scotch ATG.

How To:
  1. Make card base from Whisper White.  This is a landscape card folded on the left side.  (i.e. start with a 4¼ x 11" sheet of cardstock & score at 5½).
  2. Place the Large Scallop Edgelit on the front of the card approximately 1" from the top edge (be sure your card is OPEN or else you'll score both layers). Align the left scallop against the score line and run through the big shot.
     For the front of the card:
  1. With a 4 x 5½" piece of the Patio Party Summer Starfruit DSP, diecut the top edge using the Large Scallop Edgelit being sure to align the left scallop against the left edge of the paper.
  2. Using the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, emboss the scalloped edge of the DSP & lightly sand the embossed area.
  3. Wrap the White Organza Ribbon around the Summer Starfruit DSP and adhere to the front panel of the card aligning the scallops.  Trim the excess DSP from the bottom edge.
  4. Using Midnight Muse ink, stamp on a small piece of Midnight Muse Cardstock.  Diecut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
  5. Using Versamark ink, stamp on a small piece of Summer Starfruit Cardstock.  Emboss with Designer Frames Embossing Folder.  Cut out the frame with scissors.
  6. Pop dot the oval frame on the front left of the card.
  7. Wrap twine or linen thread around the largest of the diecut butterflies and knot to create the antennae.  Adhere with a dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 
     For the inside of the card:
  1. Adhere 4¼ x 5½" piece of Patio Party Butterfly DSP to the inside panel. 
  2. From Whisper White Cardstock, diecut the large Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Then, pierce this piece using the coordinating Essentials Paper Piercing Template.
  3. Adhere Apothecary Accent to the bottom inside panel (be sure it is aligned correctly so it doesn't show above the front scalloped panel when the card is closed.)  Adhere one of the butterflies to the Apothecary Accent.

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