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Butterfly Easel Card

 
First you will need the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  I've made a negative with copy paper so that the butterflies are more visible.
 
 
Next cut three pieces of cardstock in your colour choice.  One piece  of coloured card stock measuring at  5" x 3.5"  (my colour choice was Pink Pirouette).    Cut one piece measuring  3" x 3.5", and  one piece measuring 2" x 2.5"
 
 
Take the largest piece and fold it in half so when folded it measures 2.5" x 3.5" and place on the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die  just shy of  the tip of the upper edge of the butterfly as shown above.  Make your sandwich with the cutting plates and run it through the Big Shot.  By aligning the cardstock just shy of the whole die cut image, you will create a butterfly card base.  Set aside.
 
 
Take the 3" x 3.5" piece of cardstock and lay it over the larger butterfly and the remaining smaller piece of cardstock over the smallest butterfly, make your sandwich with the cutting plates and  run it through the Big Shot to cut these two butterflies.
 
 
Place these two butterflies in the Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder as shown above.
 
 
Close the embossing folder, sandwich it between the cutting plates and lay it on Tab 1 of the Big Shot Multi-purpose Platform then run it through the Big Shot.
 
 
Remove  dry embossed butterflies from the embossing folder and ink edges with co-ordinating ink as well as the raised embossed areas.  I've used Pretty in Pink for mine.
 
 
Take your butterfly card base and score a straight line between the two indentations for the lower part of the wing.
 
 
Fold back on score line and apply sticky strip as shown.  This will be your easel mechanism.
 
 
Remove sticky strip backing and attach the larger dry embossed butterfly to this portion taking care to align it so that the mechanism underneath does not show.
 
 
Use a piercing tool to make a hole on the large butterfly above the fold.   You can now attach the small butterfly to the large butterfly with a large Rhinestone brad.  Lastly,  stamp a sentiment on the card base.  I used the one from the Cottage Garden stamp set.
 
 
Voila! Your finished card.
Thank you for joining me and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
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