Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thinking Of You - Jumping Butterflies

Hello everyone!! I'm here to share a card that I made recently.

Here's what I made:

I recently won a giveaway from Joanna Munster of Inspired By Stamping. It included the stamp set Fresh Bouquet. It has a beautiful image of a floral bouquet. I decided to ink it up and color it with my copic markers. Then I fussy cut it. The sentiment is also from the same set.

I stamped a few butterflies and lady birds from the Our Daily Bread stamps' Butterfly and  Bugs. I colored them with copics and fussy cut them. I wanted to make them animated i.e. I wanted them to have some kind of movement. So I took a strip of acetate, folded one end and glued the butterfly on to it. The other end just went behind the bouquet. To explain, I took a few pictures showing the process.

Take a strip of acetate. I took mine from an old packaging.

Fold it near one end, to look like a tick mark.

Using a bone folder, crease the fold.

Apply adhesive to the smaller portion of the tick mark and adhere the die-cut/image. I used double sided tape.

The other end of the tick mark, i.e. the longer part goes under the image or it can be just adhered to the card base.

It kind of gives a spring action. I took a quick video to show it in action.

The color scheme of this card was inspired by the Inspired By Stamping color theme for the design team search.

So how do you like the card? Have you tried this method already? Or will you be trying after seeing this? Please do let me know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

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aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the video, I have been wanting to try this. Colour combination is fabulous on the terrific creation.xx{aNNie}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow this is beautiful I love the flowers and the butterflies thanks for showing how to do it
Kevin xx

Debra K. said...

Congratulations on your giveaway win, you got a great prize with the stamp! Gorgeous card with lovely colouring of the flowers. The 'jumping' butterflies is a wonderful addition to your card. Thanks for the video tutorial, it's really helpful. Debra x

brenda said...

This is a real beauty Berina, the lovely blooms remind me of warm Summer days and I love how you have made the Butterflies pop, so unusual and such a good idea.

B x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What a clever way to add some interest to the beautifully colored card ! Thanks for sharing it :)

Mrs A. said...

Hello Berina, welcome to my Butterfly Challenge . I don't think you have played before. Thank you for fluttering by. Wow! Your idea for the acetate is great. I'm a lover of acetate and use it on nearly all my cards on my other blog.
Love your beautiful colouring of the image. Hugs Mrs A.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a clever way to add an interactive element!!
Dr Sonia

Helen Gullett said...

Berina, this is gorgeous Card! Love the flowers and how you add the butterfly is very creative.

Suchi said...

Oh wow!!! LOVE this card- so unique and cool! Loved the interactive element and the fun coloring! :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Berina! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

This is so beautiful! I am amazed at your butterfly! thank you so much for sharing this with me! Big hugs, Joanna

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Clever work Berina well done.
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

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