Monday, July 22, 2013

Gold Butterflies

I decided to try my hand at a swing card. I keep seeing them pop up, but they seem to all be made with a cricuit and a particular cartridge with I suppose a "Swing" option. I've got just my cuttlebug here in Maryland so I made do. 

I cut an A2 cardbase, scored the top and bottom of the front panel in the middle just about an inch up on both sides. I connected those score marks with a pencil, then placed my die so that half of it would cut, the half towards the open side of the card front.  

Then I cut some layers to match the swing opening cut, stamped some butterflies and embossed them in gold. Some gold balls (and they actually shine in the pic!) I added a sentiment to the inside also in gold.  I layered patterned paper over my card base. 

If I do this again...that step will have to come first.  This card is going to my card-making swap friend in California. 

Papers were freebies from a magazine, embossing power is Hero Arts, Dies are Lifestyle crafts, sentiment is Simon Says Stamp, butterfly image an dies are Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by.

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joy said...

Love your swing card, Cat! A friend of mine cut some of those shapes for me with her Big Shot but I never know exactly how to use them. Hope you don't get rained out in Ohio!!!

Martha said...

Cat, what a LOVELY swing card you've created for your friend.
Great colors & design.

Kristi said...

Very pretty! Love the butterfly and the papers!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Cat! I love the colours and stamp combo!