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Winter Butterfly


I am so pleased to be a part of the a2z Scrapbooking design team and wanted to try something new with my Hero Arts butterfly die for my first post, which is perfect for our January Challenge.

This past week Jennifer McGuire had a video showing how to make a “no bulk shaker card”.  I basically followed her instructions but did my own variation.

First, I made the background for my card by inking up the HA circle lace stamp with Ranger weathered wood distress ink.

Then I spritzed it with water and stamped on watercolor paper and repeated doing this until the paper was covered.  If some areas were too dark, I just spritzed with a little more water and then let it dry.

After trimming my paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″, I die cut the butterfly.

Next I added double-sided tape all around the edges of the butterfly on the back of the card and positioned on a piece of acetate.

Sprinkled on some sequins, removed the backing from the tape, placed on another piece of acetate to sandwich in the sequins and then added all to the card base.

Repositioned the die cut butterfly on top by only adding glue down the center, added some more sequins and done.  I purposely didn’t add a sentiment as I wanted the emphasis to be on the butterfly – and any sentiment can be added to the inside – or not!

Take a look at my card:

a2z butterfly

 Get a 15% discount on a minimum $25 order at a2z on Etsy by using my discount code – BETTY15.  The January challenge is “New to You” so give a try to a new stamp, die or technique and enter here.

Die:  Hero Arts Butterfly

Stamp: Hero Arts Circle Lace

Ink: Ranger Distress Weathered Wood

Now its your turn. Our challenge ends at the end of the month, you don’t want to miss out.

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10 thoughts on “Winter Butterfly

  1. Super gorgeous card Betty!! Love it!!

  2. Beautiful card Betty, love the colors!!!!

  3. Love your first post, Betty! This card is so lovely!
    I especially adore the stunning background! It looks amazing!

  4. Gorgeous card, Betty! And, congratulations! I am so happy for you.

  5. Welcome to the DT, Betty! What a beautiful take on Jennifer’s idea! Your butterfly is gorgeous and I love the perfectly placed gems inside the aperture! Love your background, too!
    Such a wonderful first post…and, now I may have to try your technique 🙂

  6. Welcome Betty and I can SEE you are off to a fantastic start with this gorgeous Butterfly Card. I have admire so many of your cards and every-time I see this gorgeous butterfly, I love the card — Needless to say, this DIE is NOW in my cart at a2z — Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and welcome to the team! YAY!! It’ll be so fun to create with you!!

  7. This is amazing, Betty! I would never have thought to use a butterfly for a shaker, but I LOVE it!

  8. Love your take on this, and love the choices you made with the die and papers! Will have to try this technique out!

  9. Oh Betty, you’ve truly outdone yourself with this AMAZING creation. The things your creative mind come up with never cease to amaze me!

  10. WOW. WOW and WOW! I’m swooning and in awe over how breath-taking GORGEOUS your card is. Outstanding…utterly outstanding! Talk about making a stunning ‘grand entry’ as a new team member. Impressive, Betty!

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