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Spellbinders | Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019 | Card Idea 4 – Butterfly Popup card

Okay, I did it!!! I made a butterfly popup card. With some help from this pin from Pinterest and Spellbinders’ Large die of the month dies for Feb 2019, I made it work :-)

Here’s what it looks like from the outside:

And here’s it how it looks when opened.. #happydance

I tried multiple ways to get it to work and here’s what worked finally:

  • Use a thinner patterned paper. If the butterflies are made up of thick paper, when you layer these shapes together, they form a thick fold in the middle of the card base and it does not work well with the open and close of the wings. Also, the card itself does not close properly.
  • To make the actual mechanism of open and close work, I die cut two identical butterflies
    • On each of these butterfly bodies, I marked a center point and made a slit – on one of them from the top the center point, on the other from bottom to the center point.
    • I interlocked these two together to a form a butterfly with criss cross double wings.
    • Next I laid the butterfly (yes, with all its wings) as I wanted it to be on the card base, took one set of wings that was touching the card and adhered it in place.
    • To cover up the wings adhered to the card, I added stripes of patterned paper and washi tape.

I will add better video and photos soon. All the gray skies and long work hours aren’t helping with my still-need-work photography skills.

Hope you like this card. Let me know if you would like to see a video of how I made it. May be I will do a small one on Instagram. What do you think? I will wait for your comments :-)

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~Varada

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