Leaves and Butterflies Card

June 29, 2015

Hello dear friends, It’s Bianca Petroschi.

This weekend I created several projects and for one of them I had to cut out multiple leaves for the Garden Notes – Lilac. The leftover piece of cardstock inspired me to create this card today.

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1. Create a square card base from pale peach shade cardstock, top-folded, measuring 15 cm.

2. On 2 opposite corners, glue some strips of paper, one from an old book and one from a piece of scrap paper.

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3. On your cut out piece of paper, attach a Double Sided Tape Sheet and cover the adhesive with Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter. TIP: Use a tray to catch the glitter.

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4. Polish the glitter with your finger to bring up more shine.

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5. Cut one leafy branch from Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere to the right side of your card.

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6. Cut two frames and one label from pale peach shade cardstock using the Lorna Label PopUp set. Cut the two frames in half and write “For you’’ on the label. Distress all the edges with orange ink. Adhere to card.

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7. Cut some butterflies using the Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies die set.

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With this card I wanted to show that even bits of paper that you consider waste, may become interesting parts for any project.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

(1011) Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies 

(1017) Garden Notes – Lilac 

Spring Peridot – Silk Microfine Glitter

 (502) Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″ – 5 pack

(SS 0213) Green Metallic – 3 Pack 

(1033) Leafy Branch 

(915) Lorna Label PopUp 


Cardstock: pale peach

Paper: My Botanic Garden- Studio Light

Memento Dye Ink

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  • Reply Frances June 30, 2015 at 12:40 am

    love your use of the negative image on your card

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi June 30, 2015 at 12:47 am

      Thank you very ,very much !

  • Reply judi kauffman June 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I just got the Bugs & Butterflies die set and you’ve given me a good nudge – I have to use it right away1

    • Reply Petroschi Bianca June 30, 2015 at 12:19 am

      I’m always tempted to abuse of this die set and use it in all my projects.I just love it.I’m sure you will too.

  • Reply surabhi singh June 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I love the technique where in the positive and negative hv been used eliminating wastage…in all a beautiful creation.

    • Reply Petroschi Bianca June 30, 2015 at 12:15 am

      By working on another project, I realized that after die cutting ,results a very interesting piece of paper,that inspired me instantly.It can be used not only as a stencil or template but as background.Thanks for appreciation !!!

  • Reply SUSAN JACOBS June 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What a lovely idea. I really like all the layers and color combo.

  • Reply bobisue June 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I’m fairly new to this so had a hard time figuring some of the steps out. Finally got where the leaves came from but why put that sheet on top of the plain sheet? Can’t you do the glitter and then add the leaf sheet on top? If you are afraid it wouldn’t stick couldn’t you use pop dots? I did love it and now have to order the dies I don’t have!

    • Reply Bianca Petroschi June 30, 2015 at 12:34 am

      It’s all about reuse materials,as someone commented above ”the positive and negative hv been used eliminating wastage”.Even waste paper can be harnessed in a unexpected way.Thank you for your appreciation.You do that !!!

  • Reply Raquel Mason June 29, 2015 at 8:08 am

    What a great way to use the negative pieces of the leaves by backing them with Double Sided Adhesive and Silk Microfine Glitter.

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