July 3, 2011

Butterfly Easel Card

Bronwyn Eastly came up with this fabulous easel card idea. As you can tell in the photo below, this tiny little easel card is actually created from the "Beautiful Butterflies Die". I cut (1) full butterfly:

Embossed it with the "Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder and sponged "Whisper White Craft Ink" over the embossing. The cardstock color is Always Artichoke:

I then added a 2nd smaller butterfly from the "Paisley Petals DSP" and secured it in the center with a "Rhinestone Brad".

For the easel part of the card, I prepared the 2nd layer by cutting another butterfly with a piece of cardstock that was folded in half (double layer). Omit part of the tips of the butterfly wings so that the fold stays intact. You can complete this by placing the fold inside the butterfly about 1/2":

You will notice the fold where part of the wings were omitted. When the easel part is opened, the butterfly actually sits upside-down on the backside. Using one layer of the easel part, create a fold at the half-body of the butterfly and glue your first decorated butterfly to the top portion of the fold. The bottom layer sits flat. You can fold the easel card and mail in an envelope flat. Cute, cute!!

Feel free to visit Bronwyn's blog as she has multiple dies she has created into "Easel Cards"!