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Vintage Butterfly Cards


Mar 12, 2016 Cardmaking Comments are off

Hi There – Happy Spring…

I love these vintage styled cards with butterfly designs –  remind us of spring, right!  I recently went to a card class at a local Scrapbook store and made some awesome cards using Hunkydory – Flight of the Butterfly card kits. The class was fast paced and fantastic – we made 29 cards in a few hours. With the “left overs” (from our generous store owner), I made another 31 cards!! I usually use more “handmade” techniques when I make cards.  But these were so beautiful and vintage looking that I couldn’t resist. Here are a few of the cards I made at home with the remainder of my kit…

Butterfly Card 1  P1040267

Butterfly Card 2  Butterfly Card 10

I have to say that butterflies are one of my favourite designs. I have a lot of butterflies in my studio – card stock, dies, stamps, art work, you name it. So I could not resist taking this butterfly card class.  The background paper in this kit is to die for – check it out on The cut-out sheets of sentiments and butterfly designs were easy to “make” the card.  I loved the layering, using the copper glitter and gold foil card stock, it gave the cards lots of bling with a vintage tone.  And to add dimension, I used foam tape – a lot of it!  I hope the close ups help you see the dimension and depth of the cards – although much more dramatic in person I have to say.

Butterfly Card 9   Butterfly Card 4

Butterfly Card 7   Butterfly Card 8

Butterfly Card 5   Butterfly Card 6

If you are like me and make a lot of cards, it becomes expected from friends and family that they receive a hand made card (with love of course). But sometimes, life rushes along and you need a card like – now! So these quick cards will be perfect for those times when birthdays and holidays creep into my creative time.

Hope you enjoyed!       Happy Spring!     Val

Materials Used…

  • Hunkydory – Flight of the Butterfly card kits
  • Memory Box – Cascadia Butterfly Trio
  • Tonic Studio Butterly sets – Juliet, Felicity, Laura
  • Mark Richards – Nailhead & Gold brad stickers
  • Bazzill Walnut Cream card stock
  • Bazzill Gold Foil card stock
  • Copper Glitter card stock

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