Skip to main content

Faux Fabric Butterfly

I set out to do two things this afternoon -
  • Try the Faux Fabric Technique (create the look of beautiful vintage fabric with embossed card stock)
  • Make a bigger Butterfly Easel Card (using the largest butterfly on SU's Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die)

Faux Fabric - This Week's Technique at Splitcoast

An Easel Card using the Biggest Butterfly

I was pleased to discover that 4 thicknesses of folded card stock do go through the Big Shot with ease to create a larger Butterfly Easel Card. Tutorial coming soon!

In the meantime, if you haven't already, you can check out my tutorial for the mini one HERE.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Elements of Style, Fresh Cuts
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Antique Brad, White Gel Pen, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for stopping by,


Karen said…
Wow Bronwyn I love your butterfly easel cards they are all fantastic.
Mae's Cachet said…
Bronwyn this is absolutely the technique must try this one myself...this is going straight in my to case file!
WOW OH WOW OH WOW!!!! THis is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! BRON you're a super star!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Smiles and hugs Sharnee :)
Diane Barnes said…
Oh wow, totally gorgeous Bronywn. The stamped & textured butterflies look totally amazing & the easel makes it even more spectacular. Love it!
Caroline said…
I love this Bron! Will be CASEing for my next class - hope you don't mind?
Julia said…
You are such an amazing artist, I love seeing your work!!!
Sandybeaches said…
WOW!! Just love that butterfly easel card!! Just awesome:) Thanks for the inspiration!!
Tracey said…
Wow this is beautiful Bronwyn & the first time I've seen a butterfly easel card :)

Just beautiful, Bronwyn! I am in awe!
Sorry haven't popped by recently ... but (as you probably know) my dad had a heart attack 2 weeks ago ... it is school holidays ... my son turned 13 yesterday ... and my eldest daughter is in labour as I type! I am excited about my 1st grandchild ... but it is a long hard labour and I am a bit distracted.
Hugs xxaxx
Chris said…
This is just gorgeous - so much so that I had to sit down right away and make a couple ...! Thanks for the inspiration!

Popular posts from this blog

Doily Cards

I was going a little stir crazy so decided to end my 'blog fasting' today. I lasted 2 weeks which isn't the entire month of March that I was aiming for but I have severely cut down my Internet usage and spent my 'free' time getting my priorities a little more in order :)

Here are some doily cards I wanted to share with you on this beautiful March Long Weekend Holiday. Inspiration came from a very CAS Card I found through Pinterest.

For a Stampin' Up! ® version of this card, please check out what I made using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating die.

Butterfly Die - Marianne Creatables
(Thanks to Lisa Lara at Splitcoast for recognising this card as a CAS favouritefor the week)

Newsprint Bird - Hero Arts

Gorgeous DSP from First Edition Paper - Isabelle

Flowers from Kaiser Craft

Sentiments from STAMP-IT

Leaf Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Stamps - SU

Bird Die - Sizzix Oval Frame Bird and Pendant
Stamps- Hero Arts and SU

Here's a gorgeous hand made bird…

Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box

Hi there.  I've been eying off some great examples of Z-fold, pop-up cards on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one.  I tweaked the basic design a little by adding some inserts; the ones you use in card-in-a-box style cards.  So I've called my take on this fun fold, a Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box! - It's a crate full of summer strawberries with some home-made strawberry jam sitting on the kitchen bench.

Summer Strawberries
This card was made for a dear friend's birthday and I'm also entering it into two card challenges -
JAI #318 - "Just Add S"

S is for ... strawberries, strawberry jam, straw and summer!
Thanks, JAI!
and ...
 JUGs #350 - Word Week

Here's a bird's eye view before I added all the stamped strawberries etc. -

Folds flat and fits inside a standard (C6) card size envelope -

Thanks for stopping by, Please note that this is the original card for this type of fold. I came up with the idea of adding the card inserts to a z-fold. A v…

Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Punch Potpourri Scallop Circle Easel Card
in the Dynamic Duo of
Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink

1. Score a piece of card stock through the middle (which is double the length of your die) and line up the folded piece over the Scallop Circle Die (SCD) leaving 4 scallops at the top to form the base of your card.

This is how it should look after you run it through the Big Shot Machine.

2. Score a line through the middle of the top Scallop Circle and fold upwards.

3. Apply Sticky Strip or glue to half the Scallop Circle as shown above.

4. Cut out a single Scallop Circle in the same colour (Melon Mambo) and stick it to the folded half so the top layer sits up like an easel (The top half that is facing will now be a double layer and the bottom half, a single layer of card stock).

5. Cut two circles using the lighter shade (Pretty In Pink) and attach one to the base of the card. Sponge around the edges with the darker shade of ink before gluing the other circle to the front of the card.

6. Stamp…