Hello Birch Press Design readers! This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing a slimline card made using the Butterfly Basics die set. I have owned this beautiful die set for a while and for as much as I love butterflies, I can’t believe I hadn’t used it yet! So, while there is a whole new gorgeous release of products (to include foils!) from Birch Press Design, today I’m going back to the (butterfly) basics.
The base of this slimline card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. This slimline card measures 8 1/2′ x 3 1/2′ and will fit inside a regular #10 business sized envelope and, as such, requires no additional postage. I used a slimline die to create the first matted background.
Using the Butterfly Basics die, I cut the large open base frame from solid cardstock. I used four primary colors (pink, blue, yellow and green). I used the following pads of cardstock:
I die cut the middle portion of the butterfly from glitter cardstock. I used the Glitzy Glitter 6 x 6″ pad.
I adhered the butterfly basic together with LineCo ph neutral bookbinding glue. This is my favorite liquid adhesive and it works well when holding glitter cardstock to other paper. I die cut the butterfly bodies from black cardstock. After adhering all the individual butterflies together, I adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I really like the bold and bright colors of these butterflies. Due to their slightly larger dimension size, I felt like putting them on a slimline card would showcase more colors. I hope you like today’s fun card! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Comments by birch press
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