Paper Craft

Glitter butterfly birthday card using Elizabeth Crafts dies

I made this card for my eldest step sister’s birthday (it’s a BIG birthday) so I wanted to push the boat out so this card is ALL about the glitter!!!

I coated some black card with Elizabeth Craft double sided adhesive and die cut the butterfly with the adhesive side up. I removed the backing from the inlays and covered the inlays in Sweet Poppy ‘Blue Teal’ Super fine satin glitter and burnished it in to get the shine up. I removed the rest of the backing paper and covered it with ‘Gunmetal’ super fine stain glitter.

I die cut leaves using Karen Burniston’s ‘Flowers and Bee’ dies from the black adhesive backed card, removed the backing paper and covered it with ‘Hunter Green’ super fine satin glitter.

I wanted a big card base, so I started with an 8×8 inch square card base and popped a black mat on the white card base. I adhered the butterfly using foam tape to pop it up and adhered the leaves with wet glue. I felt the card was a bit dark and needed a pop of colour, so I found some white glitter paper from my stash and used the flower dies from ‘Flowers and Bee’ dies. I cut some of the petals off and adhered them with liquid glue. I die cut the centers from the black card with adhesive and added some WOW ‘chocolate’ glitter.

Lat but not least I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee ‘Hi Honey’ stamp set and a bumble bee stamp from my stamp stash (I’ve had it for so long I have no idea where I got it from…) in VersaMark ink inside the card and sprinkled it with WOW! Embossing Glitter in ‘Black Twinkle’.

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Do you use glitter in your cards, or do you prefer to use glitter cardstock to reduce mess?

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