After yesterday’s post I doubt if you’ll be surprised to learn that I used the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle to make today’s video. (Please click on the link to see the bundle and the products). In my blog yesterday I started playing with the bundle because I wanted to use butterflies on today’s video card! I did and they look great! As usual I made my prototype card first to make sure my idea would work.
For the prototype, I used the large die from the Butterfly Wings Dies to die-cut the butterflies from the matching Designer Series Paper (DSP). It worked really well and I decided for the video I would used stamped butterflies that needed colouring. The stamp creates six butterflies of various sizes which are a real pleasure to paint.
I chose the colour scheme I wanted to use and chose one of the designs from the pack of DSP. The first batch of six butterflies I experimented with different colour combinations and I found what I was looking for, and painted another six butterflies using just these colours ready for the video. The colours I experimented with were Just Jade, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Mint Macaroon.
The combination I liked best was Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay. This was a great lesson which taught me it isn’t necessary to use the light and dark Blends from the same colours! My advice? Experiment and have fun. There aren’t any rules with cardmaking, just guidelines!
Today’s Pop-Up Butterflies card is very similar to the card I videoed two weeks ago, i.e. the Pop-Up Corner card. The main difference is that today’s card consists of one card inside a slightly larger card so it doesn’t have a “missing” corner like the Pop-Up Corner card has! Having made both these cards has taught me how to calculate the measurement to put DSP into triangles created by making pop-ups!
At one time, it was like a total impossibility for me; way past my understanding! LOL! Now, I wonder why I thought it was so difficult but then I suppose it’s like any kind of learning curve, i.e. once we’ve learned something, it’s easy. The only hard things are the things we don’t know how to do!
Before I go, the last photograph I’m sharing is of the one-sheet wonder I used the other day. I have been asked if I would share it. If you decide to follow it, please remember I explained in my blog that I amended the sizes as I was using 3.5″ x 5″ cards and the one sheet wonder was designed for 4.25″ x 5.5″ cards.
I’m going to leave you on that note! I wish you a very blessed Sunday, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
LYNDA RUSSELL says
Love butterflies so look out for the coming out of this kit. Love your videos and stay safe and healthy.
Many thanks, Lynda. The very first card I made was with butterflies! xx
Jan I am pasting my comment which I made on YouTube here too. Not sure if you see the YouTube comments. XX M
Afternoon Jan. At your 6 minute interval you said something about one of your dies getting sticky and needing to use grease proof paper. I just read a tip from Sam Calcott and she was having same problem and she was told to wipe dies down with Orange Power and it worked. We get it too here in Australia so it is on my shopping list. Now to watch the remainder of the video. XX Mal
Hi, Mal. Yes I answer all the YouTube comments left for me. I don’t know what Orange Power is. My wax paper works well and I’m happy to stick with it. xx
Morning Jan. Orange Power is in the cleaning aisle of your supermarkets (had my Daughter check as she is in Essex). It is a cleaning product. Small bottle – orange in colour. I too use the greaseproof paper. But thought I would pass on the “tip” from Sam Calcott. XX M
Thank you for sharing all your ideas. I love your work. I can’t tell you how many tea light cards I have made after watching your video. Thank you so much.
Kind regards Julie
Many thanks, Julie. I used to love making those kind of projects. I’m really pleased the idea is still going strong with you. I remember them all at Christmas because I have mine on display in our house! xx
Hi! I wanted to try your pop-up card design, because I love that the outside corner isn’t folded in too. so checking out your post. Was pleasantly surprised to see the One Sheet Wonder I used way back in 2018! Thanks for tagging the photo! Now I want to go find the post where you made the cards! Thanks! Patricia.
Hi, Pat. I always try to acknowledge crafters who inspire me! I had to adjust the sizes a bit because I was using Note Cards but I largely stuck to you plan! Many thanks for the inspiration. xx
Rosalind Wiechart says
Such a sweet and clever card! I will be trying this one very soon! Thank you for the clear and concise directions. I enjoyed watching your video
Many thanks, Rosalind. I’m so pleased you like this project. xx