Today’s video shows how to make the Butterfly Frame card which I shared with you recently. My blog card was the regular A6 size but I stepped it up to 5.75″ x 5.75″ card for the video. Before I started thinking about the video I made a masculine square card to see how it worked out and to get a feel for it.
The only real conclusion I came to was that the biggest problem with making this card is choosing a suitable sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s a question of getting one fairly plain design and one fairly busy design on the reverse. I found it difficult finding that happy balance! Out of the four cards I’ve made including my blog card, my favourite is the purple card! I think it’s the striking background that does it!
I love the masculine card but it would have looked better – I think – if I’d used the Terracotta Tile side of the DSP as the top layer. Unfortunately, I don’t have a big enough piece to try to repair it but never mind, it’s all part of the learning curve. I may come up with an idea where I can make the card look less clean and simple! If I do I’ll bring it back to share!
Inside the masculine card, I put the top layer as a piece of Terracotta CS and decorated the bottom right-hand corner with a bow tile stamped with Black Memento Ink on Whisper White CS which is the reverse of the bow tie on the front of the card. The bow tie on the front of the card is double-layered and I added a Mini Dimensional between the two bow ties so the top bow tie will never be totally flat.
Apart from being a masculine card, another big difference is that the two square butterfly cards have three layers of Dimensionals. If you don’t like any of the layers, you can easily miss one or all of them out. The three are: a). adhering the frame to the card front, b). under the outer part of frame, i.e. the plainer DSP, c). under the top triangle layer of the frame. The masculine card has layers b). and c).
Starting with today’s video, I’m experimenting with providing a list of measurements and products used to create the video project, i.e. the list I post under each video, below the (today’s) post. When I first starting making videos I was determined I would not force my subscribers to visit my blog to get these details. However, the other day I did a copy and paste of them from the box under the video and was shocked to see how user-unfriendly the list was!
The only way I’m going to find out if this is a sensible way of making the list more easily accessible and user-friendly is to try it! If you have any feedback or have an opinion you’d like to share, please leave a comment below. That’s about it from me today. I hope you enjoy a very blessed Sunday. Please take good care and stay safe and I look forward to being back with you on Tuesday. Happy crafting.
Petal Pink Cardstock – 5¾” x 11½” (14.5cm x 29cm) NA 5½” x 11”
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper – 3 pieces for frame & 2 middle layers, 5½” x 5½” (13.9cm x 13.9cm) NA 5¼”x 5¼”
Peony Garden Designer Series Paper – top layer 5¼” x 5¼” (13.3cm x 13.3cm) NA 5” x 5”
Basic White Cardstock – 5¼” x 5¼” (13.3cm x 13.3cm) NA 5” x 5”
Basic White Cardstock – inner square 3 13/16” x 3 13/16” (9.7cm x 9.7cm) NA 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images
NOTE: 5″ x 5″ frame has 3½” x 3½” base and 6″ x 6″ has 4¼” x 4¼” base
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