Friday, April 2, 2010

Butterfly Tutorial by Danielle Flanders

Happy Easter! Danielle here with a little tutorial on how to create a butterfly with the crepe paper ribbon strips by Jenni Bowlin as shown on this little Easter card!

Jenni Bowlin supplies:Front Porch Mini Papers MP396 (background), Spring Picnic Theme Journaling card JC123, Vintage Style Sew On Buttons - White VB467, Multi Dotted Label Sticker SK 504, Kindergarten Alpha-Turquoise RO232 (rub on letters), Crepe Paper Ribbon - Pink RB271, chipboard butterfly.
Other:White embroidery floss, Queen Bee frame stamp – Pink Paislee, Honey stamping ink – Close to My Heart, seam binding sprayed with Lemon Zest and Candlelight Glimmer Mist, glitter – Diamond Dust by FloraCraft.

1. Cut 3 strips of the Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon about 2" long each. Layer the strips on top of one another. I used the pink polkadot crepe paper ribbon for my butterfly.

2. Accordian fold them. Tie a piece of embroidery floss in center into a knot.

3. The 2 long ends will be your antennas. Tie a knot in each antenna and cut excess floss.

4. Round the 2 ends with scissors.

5. Carefully unfold the layers of the wings and fluff up the butterfly. You can even crinkle it up for a fun look. Attach to your project with a glue dot.
P.S. the Homespun Giveaway is still open until about 2 p.m CST this afternoon!
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12 comments:

  1. Wow, that is GORGEOUS, and a great idea! Think I'll try this with some white crepe ribbon I've got left...gonna give it a good misting too!

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  2. Such a wonderful idea and loved seeing your cards in the new magazine by PaperCrafts. (Go to Sketches)

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  3. This is soooo adorable..thank you for showing how to make these.

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  4. The glitter coated butterfly is wonderful.

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  5. Now this is just clever and creative! That is a cute butterfly! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Great idea and I love the card.
    Eveline.

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