Hello to you all! I am here today with a butterfly full of glitter. So pretty in real life and very hard to capture it well in a photograph.
For my card I really wanted to use some of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. You can get the pretty Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste in the a2z Etsy shop. The Nuvo Glimmer Paste is the “background” of the butterfly.
I created the blue “background” part of the butterfly by cutting a butterfly out using the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly die also available in the a2z Etsy shop. I took out the pretty butterfly and used that open space as a stencil.
I centered it nice over my paper and used temporary adhesive to keep all the edges down nice. I filled it in with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. Then I removed the stencil.
On the butterfly die cut I put an adhesive sheet on the front of the paper before die cutting. After cutting out the butterfly I removed the release paper and now there is adhesive on the front of the butterfly. I used some Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter all over it. After putting the glitter on you should rub it in good to make it shine and stick well. There is mostly purple and a bit of pink glitter. I am not the biggest glitter fan but using it in this way I really like it. If you need some tips on glitter handling El at Elizabeth Craft Designs has some great video’s that really help with keeping the glitter under control.
Then I glued the butterfly outline over the Glitter Paste background I created. I cut around the butterfly with a rectangle die. I put that on a pretty purple patterned paper and added a die cut sentiment.
One more look at it….
I will add a photo on my blog KCs Kards taken with natural light.
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