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Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

Summer is the time for garden parties and outdoor fun. In other words, summer is the time to celebrate nature at its best! If you love the vibrant hues of the summer garden, this Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card is the ideal paper project. Filled with butterflies on the front, this handmade greeting card will put your friends in the right mood for a relaxing pool party or an afternoon of laid-back elegance. Spend time outdoors and celebrate the beauty in your backyard this summer.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

Materials:

  • 9.4” x 6.4” of Light Yellow Marbled Cardstock
  • Four 1.3” x 1.6” Rectangles Cut from White Sugar Paper
  • Three 1.3” x 1.6” Rectangles Cut from Yellow Sugar Paper
  • Three 1.3” x 1.6” Rectangles Cut from Orange Sugar Paper
  • Jablo’s Stamps (see www.jabtex.co.za for international stockists): Best of Butterflies (bb 059)
  • Black Pigment Stamp Pad
  • Artline 210 Fineliner Pen
  • Yellow; Orange and Red Colored Felt-Tip Pens
  • 0.2” Wide Yellow Satin Ribbon
  • 16 Small Red Flat-sided Rhinestone Beads
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Quick-drying Craft Glue


Instructions:

1. Score the light yellow marbled cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.6” x 6.4”.

2. Use the stamp pad to apply an even layer of the black ink onto one of the butterflies in the Jablo’s stamp collection. Transfer the image onto one of the sugar paper rectangles and then carefully lift the stamp. Do the same with the other sugar paper rectangles. Allow the stamped images to dry thoroughly before continuing with the next step.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

3. With the fold at the left, center and glue nine of the rectangles onto the front of the card. Keep one white rectangle aside. Alternate the colors of the rectangles from left to right, white-yellow-orange for the first row; orange-white-yellow for the second row and yellow-orange-white for the third row.

4. Use the Fineliner pen to draw “zig-zag stitches” onto the patchwork design.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

5. “Frame” the patchwork with the 0.2” wide yellow satin ribbon and neatly cut off any protruding edges.

6. Use the yellow; orange and red colored felt-tip pens to add color to the four white butterflies. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

7. Cut out the fourth white butterfly and glue it over the white butterfly in the middle of the card. Do not glue it down completely only affix the second butterfly’s body to the body of the first. The wings must be loose and be able to move, to create an effect of a butterfly dancing whenever the card is turned.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card

8. Add the finishing touches with the rhinestone beads.

Butterflies Patchwork Handmade Card
 

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