That Special Touch of …. Mica Mask Parchment Butterfly Workshop

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Butterfly Mask Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Butterfly Frame Mask – That Special Touch : MASKBUTFRAM

A4 Parchment Natural Standard :40024

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Adirondack Gold Acrylic Dauber : DABGOLD

Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Scattered Straw : DMSCAT

Green, Light Blue Card, 3D Silicone , Ribbon & Craft Knife

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s


Step by Step Instructions

This workshop shows how to make a delicate card using minimal products with the main feature being the butterfly frame mask.


2 Add a sheet of blue shimmer card & then the parchment to the GC base plate, add the mask, the tan mat & then the embossing plate & run through the G/Calibur machine.


3 Embossing the 2 pieces together with help emboss the parchment as the sandwich will be the right thickness to emboss both pieces & it also protects the parchment.


4 The butterfly mask has a wonderful inner frame edge. Take a craft knife or decoupage snips & carefully remove the inner section.


5 Once this has been done follow the outer embossed lines & cut out the frame shape.


Place the cut shape back in the mask marrying up the already embossed area & place the piece on a mat. Emboss the individual area to enhance the white of the parchment.

6Here is the completed look of the piece. A delicate feel making the use of the mask in a different way.


8 Emboss the off cut of parchment so that 2 butterflies are impressed on the parchment. Cut them both out & emboss the detail.


9 Cut the blue card into a square to form a panel to the parchment piece. Apply the gold Adirondack dauber around the card, parchment & butterfly edges.


10 Turn the parchment panel so that blue embossed card will been seen underneath. This can be inked but for this project it has been left. Don`t stick anything down at the moment this is just to play around with the finished design position.


11 The reverse of the butterfly has been coloured in the embossed area using the Tim Holtz scattered straw distress marker. The markers are great for adding direct colour the parchment.


12 Mat a piece of soft green card & then the embossed panel to the 8×8” base card. Add some faux pearl glue dots in a wavy line pattern.


13 Place a small amount of 3d glue to the entire daisy like centres. This will camouflage the glue when added to the card.


14  Place the glued panel onto the prepared card base once the faux pearls are dry. Now add some 3d glue to the butterfly bodies & stick them in the inner frame.


15 Add a bow the centre bottom of the frame to complete the project. Try looking at the masks in a different light to get more from them.


16 Here is a close up of the delicate design & the butterflies all made using the mask.



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2 Responses to That Special Touch of …. Mica Mask Parchment Butterfly Workshop

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    How lovely! I have a few of these masks and what a brilliant way of using them. Thanks Suzanne for your wonderful inspiration.

  2. Von says:

    Oh this is lovely 🙂

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