How To Make a 3D Butterfly Card

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Use this easy technique for how to make a 3d butterfly card with any butterfly stamp!

Allison has been on a roll and today she is going to show you how to make a 3D butterfly card using a new stamp and die set that is part of the new release coming in April, currently scheduled for April 5th. Mark your calendars because this release is LOADED with so many beautiful, fun and whimsical elements!

You can, of course use any of our coordinating butterfly stamp and die sets but this new one is just so perfectly suited for this kind of card. The two different designs, one on each wing, offers an element of delight and allows this motif to be suitable for lots of different occasion cards. Let’s learn from Allie how to make this pop!

To start, Allie stamped this pretty butterfly twice and colored them both in as exactly similar as she could. She die cut them out and then trimmed the antenna section off one of the die cuts. The took that piece and using a white gel pen, drew some “sparkles” over the design for stunning details. Then, gently bending the wings up on either side of the body, she adhered it with some liquid glue to the center of the antenna-intact die cut butterfly.

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This method of creating two identical images and layering them with some sculptural dimension tricks the eye into seeing this as being truly three dimensional and creates tons of visual interest. And so easily!

For her card base, Allie cut a piece of blue card stock using the largest of our Nested Loops die set and adhered it with her tape runner to a white card base.

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Then, taking advantage of the ability to mix and match our nested frame dies, Allie cut a piece of white card stock with one of our Outside Scallop Frame dies with one of our Inside Scallop Frame dies nested inside. This gave her a frame with pretty details both inside and out. Here they are separated with the dies used so you can see the difference.

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Allie adhered this white frame assembly to her card base inside the Loops frame. She then used the same Inside Scallop Frame die to cut a piece of the same blue card stock and nested it inside the white frame, adhering with her tape runner.

She stamped her sentiment with Sonata Color Fuse Ink from Set #8 onto a scrap of white card stock and trimmed it to the width of the blue center panel. She then adhered that with some dimensional adhesive at the bottom of the panel.

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Using more liquid glue, Allie added her pretty 3D butterfly at an angle onto the center panel and then added some details with a baker’s twine bow and a few jewels.

It’s just SO beautiful! The coordination of the colors, the special drawn-on and added details and the layering of the two butterfly die cuts creates so much to look at and appreciate!

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Here are the items Allie used. PLEASE NOTE – the stamp set and dies for the butterfly will NOT be available until April 5th!  You can see them, though, below and we know you will want to add these to your must-haves next Tuesday!
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This simple technique for how to make a 3d butterfly card can be used for other elements, too. Take a look at your stash and see which designs you have that could be kicked up a big beautiful notch using this easy way to create a 3D effect!

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