Well, I have three Mother's Day cards to make, and here is another one I finished. I have also had quite a few comments on my butterflies, and how they are done, so I put together a tutorial for you!!
I really like how this card turned out, with the sentiment on the card base, and the panel popped up. I used to do that a lot, and wanted to try again. Also, the embossing is indented instead of raised, just for a different perspective. I did add the darker blue with the marker, and after it was done, realized that I should have just left it. Other than that, I also like the pearls for the centers of the flowers, too.
Some of you have been asking, is it a die, punch, what kind of butterfly, or how did you do that? Well, let's get started !
So, first off you need to gather your supplies. I have the elegant butterfly punch, CARDSTOCK WEIGHT vellum (this is very important), dry embossing tool, and a foam mat. The reason we need the heavier weight vellum, is because often when you dry emboss on the lighter stuff, it tends to tear quite quickly. So punch out your butterfly and start drawing your design on the wings. It can be however you like it, but I tend to want to follow the design of the punch you are using.
You can see my finished design in my hand, and as you emboss, you will notice that the vellum is going to bend in towards you . The more times you go over a line, the whiter it will become, but go slowly as not to tear through. Then when you are done, flip it over on the foam. It should be raised off the foam, and this is the perfect way to get the "in flight" shape.
Now, all you have to do is run your embossing tool down the center of the butterfly. This will not only create a body look, but the wings will automatically start folding upwards. The vellum will again turn white, which hides glue perfectly, but I still like having the pearls or rhinestones down the center. So, go have fun and make some beautiful creations! Make sure to post a link here if you try it, so I can go check them out, and leave a comment. Have fun and happy stamping !!