March 26, 2013

1-2-3 Butterflies

Today it's the 50th Challenge @ {PIN}spirational Challenges and This will be my last card with the PINspirational DT. I will miss being a part of this DT. Deanne, you are such a wonderful co-ordinator.

so here is the card for today.

And this card is inspired from this week's  super cute pinspirational pic.

Now you too can join the fun here @ {PIN}spirational Challenge # 50. Wow !! It's the 50th Challenge.

I am also submitting my card for the CFC - Challenge 95 which asks up to create a clean and simple project with no stamps.

How I made this card?
I have received a few requests from my friends and followers, about how I make cards. So here goes a photo tutorial for the same - my first attempt.

First, I have selected a certain pattern papers and then punched out a few butterflies using my butterfly punch. The punched butterflies and the punch that I have used are shown below.

Next I inked the edges of the butterfly with an olive green distress ink, using my distress ink tool. the difference between the original and the inked butterfly is shown below.

Then I have cut and scored a white card stock for the base of my card (5.5" x 4.5 "). Also I have scored two lines at a quarter inch at the two ends of the card as shown, to add some interest.

Then I have used my Martha Stewart's circle cutter to cut out a 3.75" circle from a beige card stock.

I have also cut out a small white card stock, distress inked its edges and then adhered the butterflies using dimensional adhesives.

I then adhered the circle that I had cut out and tied a good length of brown twine around my card as shown below

I then had to assemble the butterflies using dimensional adhesives over it to get my card.

Simple isn't it? Hope you like my card. Your opinion about the card matters and a feedback about the tutorial is most welcome. Thank you.


  1. Eesha, it's beautiful!!! Love the different patterns on those pretty butterflies! Thanks for the tutorial too.

  2. Beautiful card Eesha! Love the butterflies!!

  3. love those butterflies! such a pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  4. I love the inked edges for the butterflies, they just add so much more to them! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. Eesha, this card is so pretty! CAS and gorgeous!