trifold butterfly card

Hello crafty friends. It’s Donna here and I have both a blog post and a video for you today. I’m really excited about the new Pink and Main release. I always say that flowers are my favourite things to colour, but these butterflies are so fabulous that my flowers have a serious rival. If you want to see the whole new release, including another butterfly stamp that has my heart, you can do that here. Today’s card is a trifold card, just for something different.

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I have a video of the making of this card, if you’d like to watch that. Otherwise, the instructions are all written below for you.

To start with, I lined up the centers of the butterflies from the beautiful Butterfly Sketches stamp set 4cm from the right hand side of a panel, and stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then used the matching Butterfly kisses dies to cut out just the right hand side of each butterfly. The full demo of the partial die cutting is in the video. I used a sharp knife and metal ruler to cut the line between the butterflies.

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I coloured the butterflies using Copic Markers, and scored 3/8 inch from the left hand side of the panel. The ink came through to the back of the panel so I cut three more butterflies from patterned paper and adhered them to the back. This paper, which I also used for the right hand main panel, comes from Pink and Main’s Butterfly Kisses paper pad. There were so many papers that I could have chosen from this pad, but in the end I went with the soft teal bokeh paper.

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The trifold card was made by putting the full card (with a small sliver taken off one side so that the triple fold wouldn’t be too bulky) backwards, and attaching the butterfly panel to the back of the left hand side, so that the small folded tab was hidden. The sentiment comes from the same Butterfly Sketches stamp set. The little hello fit perfectly onto the space at the bottom of the card, and I love sending hello cards. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for the sentiment. I like the rich black that it gives.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this card, and that you are having a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back soon with more butterfly goodness!

If you’d like to see more of my cards, I’d love to see you over at my Instagram feed, where I put all of my cards, whether I have time to blog about them or not!

Until next time, stay safe,

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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SBC | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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O | SSS
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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SBC | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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SBC | SSS
Pink and Main Butterfly Sketches stamp
Pink and Main Butterfly Sketches stamp
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P&M
Pink and Main Butterfly sketches dies
Pink and Main Butterfly sketches dies
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P&M
Pink and Main Butterfly kisses  paper pad
Pink and Main Butterfly kisses paper pad
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P&M
Neenah Solar White 80lb card
Neenah Solar White 80lb card
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SSS
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
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SSS

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