Butterflies In Flight | Using Die Negatives | by Ashlea Cornell

Hello again! I’m so glad to be back today showcasing a different way to use your dies that utilizes your scraps and turns them into treasure. Let’s get started with this video tutorial featured on my YouTube channel:

I love being able to use my scraps, and when I can do it in a way that the scraps are the focus of the project, that’s even better. The Butterfly Garden Die Plate set is one of the most versatile sets that I’ve seen from Birch Press. Plate “C” can be used alone as it offers such great detail in those stitched swirls and details, but also the butterfly cuts can be used in such beautiful ways in other cards and with other products as well. I decided to use the largest and smallest size butterfly dies in my project today.


I decided to use patterned paper for my “A” plate, but you could definitely use a solid color, or make your own watercolor panel and use that! For my “C” plate, I used vellum and then adhered the smaller butterflies to the larger ones just in the center and then curled the smaller wings to give dimension and interest. I thought this added a lot of whimsy to the card, almost like the butterflies were in flight.

It’s tough to see, but I added score lines every half an inch to my card front to add a little more interest without adding color or too much detail as I wanted the butterflies and the Big Friend Sugar Script die to be the focus of the card.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about how I used my scraps to create this beautifully simple card for any occasion. I’d love to know ways that you use your scraps from Birch Press dies as well! Comment below to give me more ideas. -ha! I’ll see you again very soon!


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