Two contrasting cards with a Spellbinders butterfly die


Posted on 25th May 2016 by Barbara Daines
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials, Design Team

 Hi everyone, Barbara here today with a tutorial using one die to make 2 cards.

The die I've used is a relatively new one from Spellbinders, called Cascading Butterflies

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Firstly I cut two pieces of Papermilldirect card stock 7" x 7" in smooth black and hammered white, then cut the die out of both pieces.

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This is how the die cuts the image.....the actual butterflies will be saved for a future project.

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This is how the card pieces look now.

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Now I put the black butterfly die-cut frame into the white background and vice versa.

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On this card, I placed a piece of inked, white hammered card stock behind the frame and mounted onto an 8" x 8" card base which I made from 2 x A4 sheets of  white card.

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On the white card, I mounted the 'topper' onto a piece of inked card stock as I did for the previous card.   I ran the die through again, using a seperate piece of inked card stock, but this time only kept the butterflies. These were then adhered to the corresponding 'gap'.

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A few sequins, a little bit of Rangers 'Stickles, a couple of die-cut sentiments and I was finished.

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Hope you've found this tutorial interesting enough to persuade you to get your dies out and do something similar, using both positive and negative die cuts. This this is my favourite die of the moment.....but that changes on a daily basis wink

Until next time.....happy crafting,


Tagged: butterfly die, butterfly cards

1 thought on “Two contrasting cards with a Spellbinders butterfly die”

Jean Phillips

25th May 2016 at 8:16 pm

Fabulous cards Barbara! xxx

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