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I showed my ladies, this week, do make this card that has an unusual fold.  With the addition of our Designer Series Paper and  butterflies the result – STUNNING!!

I am so in love with butterflies at the moment – any chance to make a butterfly card…. it’s created 🙂  Let me show you the inside of the card.


STEP 1 : Open the folded card.  On the left side of the card, measure 1″ down from the centre and 1″ across from the centre fold.  (Clear as mud I hear you say – hopefully the above picture will give you a better idea.  If not, you’re on your own! 🙂 )  Cut out the wedge/triangle.

Step 2:  Once the cut has been made, turn the card so that the front is facing upwards.  Fold down the flap.  IMPORTANT:  Make sure, that the flap is folded to meet the centre (arrow).  When you have the fold flush with the centre line of the card, take your bone-folder and crease across the flap.  If you try to fold the flap down in one go, you will get an uneven edge at the centre fold and the flap will not sit right.

Step 3: The yellow lines show how I placed the flap into the Embossing Folder.  You may have to move the folder when you put it onto the Big Shot plates.  Make sure that it will go through the rollers without catching your embossing folder or card.  (How do I know this?  Guess 🙂 ) 

Flap is embossed.  The card is now ready to dress-up!

I attached only the point of the flap to the front of the card.  Sticky strip is a good choice as I didn’t want the flap to ping open!

BUTTERFLIES:  I attached the butterfly using Tombow. 

The Large Butterfly is attached by the bottom left-wing to the front of the card.

Use the small butterfly wing to attach to the inside of the card

When the card is opened, the main butterfly is seen from the inside too.  It appears to be floating.  Love it.


STAMP SET:  Well Scripted

INK:  Encore Silver

PAPER:  BASE – Black

PUNCH: Decorative

DIE: Beautiful Wings, Beautiful Butterflies

Basic Grey – Butterflies= 1 Large Butterfly, 3″sq; 2 Small Butterflies

EMBOSSING FOLDERS:  Elegant Line, Polka Dots

DSP:  Neutrals – Black and Grey stripe, 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Looks just as good in another colour.

Phew… now that was a long post! ( I think I deserve a comment or two!)  🙂 Hugs


8 thoughts on “ELEGANT in BLACK

  1. I absolutely love this card. It is really elegant. The pink one is great too.

  2. Hi Olga, Two more wonderful cards. I love your choice of colours and am going to give them a try tomorrow. Thank you so much for the “How To”. Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Thanks Ladies for your comments.

    Raewyn, you will have to show us your card! Any problems let me know and I will ‘walk’ you through it. I understand what I have written but who knows if anyone else can! 😦

  4. I love The way you have created the diferent tectures on the face of these cards, just beautiful.

  5. The moment I saw this card I fell inlove with it , loved it!, loved it!, loved it! Good Stuff Olga:-)

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