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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  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!

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

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

  4. The glitter coated butterfly is wonderful.

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

  6. Great idea and I love the card.