Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flutterby butterfly

Not a Christmassy post at all. I figure if they aren't done by now, they aren't getting done, LOL... at least for me.
A while ago I sent a card to Angie and she wanted to know how I did it. It dawned on me that I never told her.

I started with a circle, mine is about 3 1/2 inches. I cut it in half off-center (mine I cut at about 2 inches) . I then pleated each half as tiny as I could, fold in half, and put them together, back to back. I sewed through the middle of them with buttonhole thread starting from the top, came back the other way, tied it and then left the threads long for antennae. then I spread them out, and there you are. Fasten down-- I used glue if I remember right!

I like to use what I have-- and someone gave me a bunch of wallpaper samples. I figure cards are not kept forever, so "archival" is not really important. It has been fun to use. Some have larger pictures on them that i have cut out and used for focal images. The tiny prints worked best for me.

Anybody have any favorite recycling or unusual things they use in card making?

Angie, hope you are feeling well enough to do this!!


Donna said...

This is absolutely lovely, Lindy! It took me a while to get here. I saved the link so that when things slowed down I could come see this. I have to try this. Beautiful card!

Auntie Em said...

What a sweet card! Great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Karen said...

Pretty! I got to try it. Maybe I will somebody post my version on my blog and will definetly link back to yours. Thanks for posting the directions

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just a crafty grandma experimenting with all sorts of things. My main interests are paper craft of any kind and quilting/sewing. But I've done leatherwork, polymer clay, on-the-wheel pottery, painted molded ceramics, papier mache, stained glass, plaster casting, linoleum printing, paper making... you name it, I've probably tried it. A few I actually stuck with. :)