Introduction: Card in a Box - Butterflies
Here is another card in a box I made, this time using colorful butterflies :)
Step 1: Prepare the Base
To start with, Cut the cardstock to the required measurements to make the box card.
Base card - 25.5cm x 15cm
Score at 6cm, 12cm, 18cm and 24cm along the longer side. There would be a 1.5cm flap at the end.
Score at 7cm on the shorter side.
Cut along the score lines until the 7cm mark, and discard the 1.5cm flap from the top portion. From the bottom portion of the 1.5cm flap, cut a little off at an angle.
I missed to take a pic during this step, so here is a pic from the internet that shows how it looks!
Add patterned papers of your choice to the flaps that would be displayed on the front. I've stuck another cs to the back to make it stand straight.
Step 2: Stamp Butterflies
I stamped 3 kinds of butterflies from Martha Stewarts stamps using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Beilo cardstock. I then colored the butterflies using Fuji transparent watercolor folios.
Step 3: Cut and Coat
The lovely butterflies were then fussy cut, and I applied a coat of mod podge to get a shiny effect. That also makes the butterflies sturdy and waterproof!
Step 4: Add Pearls
Once dry, I added some pearls to the body of the butterflies. That added a pretty interest :)
Step 5: Adhere Butterflies to Card Base and Finish! :)
I've used a golden shade invitation card to cut out strips and adhered the butterflies to them. Once the butterflies are stuck to the base, I've embellished the other sides using various patterned papers, and added a few butterfly stickers to go with the theme. I've also added borders using matching blue patterned washi tape. The front panel has cut out circles, along with stamped and fussy cut sentiments 'For You' and 'Sending you Smiles'. The card is wrapped using a blue satin ribbon and a few punched out butterflies too :)