Shimmer Butterfly Card

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Click below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

11 mica butterfly PDF

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Shopping List:

Botanical unmounted stamp:UMBOTANICAL .

Perfect Medium ink pad :PERPADCL

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Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Mica Pigment

 Emerald Sparkle From Tropical Dream Set : CSSPSET4  & Ultramarine From Rainbow Sparkle Set : CSSPSET2 .

 Cosmic Shimmer Glue :CSGLUE & Cut`n`Dry foam : FOAMCUT

  Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small) 

 Cosmic Shimmer spray bottle : CSSPRAYBT ,  Anti-static bag : ANTIST 

 Double sided tape : Tape2S

Various cardstock – 285 gsm, various colours that tone , Bristle brush

Step by Step Instructions

1 Wipe your card stock using an anti static bag, and then stamp your main image towards the bottom corner using a Perfect Medium ink pad

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2 Apply small amounts of your chosen Mica Pigments over the stamped image. Then swipe in a diagonal motion the Mica using a brush. Tap off the excess Mica.  

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3 Trim your card to the size you wish to use, the mica can be gently wiped over with a tissue or you can add more around the card to soften the background.

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4 Take your Cut`n`Dry foam and the Perfect Medium. Working on a Non-Stick craft sheet add a border of clear ink, then apply your mica to add a soft border to the design.   

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5 Use the blue and green to add a matching tone to your work.

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6 Your piece will then look like this.

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7 Spritz a very fine mist of water to seal your Mica Pigments

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8 Add a butterfly and bee to the top corner by repeating the stamping with Perfect Medium and colouring with your Mica Pigments.

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9 Stamp three more butterflies onto another sheet of cardstock again using the Perfect Medium and Mica Pigment process.

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10 Cut all of the butterflies out and trim into the wings to add depth to them.

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11 Using your thumb and fingers curve the card to give depth to the butterfly.

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12 Mount your design using your glue or double sided tape onto a coordinating card leaving a 3mm border all round. Then add onto another mat of card.

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13 Attach your mounted pieces onto a base card and attach with glue your cut out butterflies to finish the card. Add a sentiment if you wish.

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