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Monday, 17 July 2017

Cardmaking: Paper Piecing Your Designs Part 2

In the previous blog I showed you how use an ordinary design and transform it into a paper piecing design. In today's blog, we turn the lovely butterfly we have pieced together into a pretty card to awe a special recipient with. The design was taken from my book Designs By Miekie 1.

I use a bright yellow sheet of cardboard in A3 size for my card.

When I fold the card over, I make sure to fold the top half 1 cm short of the bottom.

The card will open to the top.

I rummage through my sticker stash and find this border sticker with tulips against a wooden fence in there. This will work beautifully with my card. If you can't find something similar, you may opt to use a length of ribbon instead.

The border sticker is placed right on the edge of the inside of the card.

This is what it looks like when the card is closed.

I glue the body of the butterfly with Tombow glue.

The body is then stuck down on the card. The top wings each get a strip of 3D double-sided tape to lift it off the page.

The bottom wings each get two layers of 3D double-sided tape, stuck onto each other to lift it slightly higher than the top wings.

I draw the antennae by hand using a black Sharpie marker.

It is time to start adding embellishments to turn the ordinary into something spectacular.

I add glue dots to the antennae.

Flower rhinestones finish the antennae.

More glue dots on the wings.

Tiny rhinestones pretty up the wings of the butterfly. I also added a button to form the head of the butterfly.

Paper machè flowers are added to the page to create a garden setting.

When you are done, you have a pretty butterfly card to awe someone special with.

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
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