Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 2


This workshop continues on from part 1 of the reverse stamping butterfly workshop. It will focus on how to achieve the sparkle effects on the card & also show the Easter colour version of this project design.


Why not use different inks for an Easter Theme.

Butterfly Meadows Easter Version


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Butterfly Meadows Card part 2


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Dies Granada Spanish Collection : CED1207

Sue Wilson Dies Lattice 3D Finishing Touches Collection : CED1404

Stamps to Die For … Butterfly Meadow Pre Cut Stamp : UMS552

Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Card : 41010

Black Gloss Card or Foundations Black Card : 40071

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPARCBLK

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink : DPPEACOCK

Tim Holtz ~ Worn Lipstick  :  DPWORNLIPS , Mowed Lawn :DPLAWN   Mustard Seed Distress Marker : DMMUST

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Icilcles :CSGJICICLE

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE


Step by Step Instructions

Cut out 4 borders using spearmint card. Secure each strip in place with some low tack tape to make sure the die doesn`t move when die cutting the piece. This will save on card too as it won`t move around in the machine.

1212 As the card is 220gsm it will easily run through the die cutting machine in one pass but make sure you remove all the pieces of card from the die & this will affect the next cut.

2 223 Cutting the 4 panels will achieve a lovely frame for the butterfly meadow panel you have already made in part 1. Now select which style of the bow dies you wish to use from the Sue Wilson die collection. Here the 3d Lattice die is used.

3 234 Use some low tack tape to secure the bow dies to a piece of aqua paper from the Creative Expressions Teresa Collins paper pad.

4 245 Run the die & paper through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. As this is a detailed die use a pokey tool to press through the holes on the back of the die.

5 256 This will help release the paper from the die. Now just gently ease the paper from the other side of the die & there you will have the perfectly cut die shape all intact.

6 267 This next step could be done by using the Sue`s other bold bow die or if you don`t have this yet then add the die cuts to a piece of self adhesive sheet. Press firmly in place. Ideally cut around the edges of the shape so you don`t waste the ice snow glitter jewels. Can you tell what I didn`t do !!!

7 278 Tip the iced snow glitter jewels over the bows & press them firmly into the self adhesive sheet. As I didn`t follow my own tip !!! there is some wastage of the icicles but save this & use for some centres of flowers.

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9 If you didn`t cut around the bows before adding the icicles then do so now.

9 2910 Make the bow up. If you need any instructions on how to make the filigree bow up take a look at Sue`s die instructions which can be found on the Creative Expressions website. There is a complete resource on all the dies and workshop videos too.

10 3011 Stick a piece of self adhesive sheet to a piece of white card or vellum  & cut to 6½” x 8″. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet.

11 3112  Lay the first border along the bottom edge of the sticky. Make sure you leave an equal space from the 2 sides and the bottom edge. Go in & lay the 2 side pieces & the top edge will fit perfectly along the top space left.

12 3213 Cut a another large frame in copy paper. Lay this in the centre of the piece. Now sprinkle the iccicles over the sticky sheet & press it down. This will save you some icicles as it`s going to be covered .

13 3314 Mat the icicles panel onto a piece of black card.


14a Use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the frame borders.


15 Stamp & emboss a `Best Wishes` sentiment from the Crystal Cut singles stamp set. This fits perfectly in the frame die. Leave the card in the die & ink through it.

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16 The base card edges have been coloured using a distress ink pad to tone in with the project.

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17 Add the butterfly meadows panel to the card using foam tape & some Cosmic Shimmer glue for added adhesion. Now add the full butterfly , bow & sentiment to complete the project.

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18  The sparkle of the icicle glitter jewels really works well with the image & detail of the butterfly meadows stamped black image.

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19 Why not use the design & change the colour ways to suit the occasion. Here Tim Holtz worn lipstick, moved lawn & mustard seed distress ink pads or distress markers have been used to colour a white border strip. Just use each ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & blend away.

19  DSCF120620 Add a `Happy Easter` sentiment to complete the project.

20 Butterfly Meadows Easter VersionPlease check out Part 1 of the workshop as there will be some more techniques to follow.


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6 Responses to Butterfly Meadow Card Workshop ~ Part 2

  1. Heather Toms says:

    I absolutely love Sue Wilson dies and looking forward to more demo’s using them. This card is beautiful especially the way you’ve glittered the bow, I like both versions.
    Hugs x

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thanks Heather , pleased you liked it ~ look out for next weeks workshop as I use the die in a different way ~ a filigree top panel for an Easter Egg. The die has so many uses and it`s fun playing with it. Looking forward to more designs coming out soon I believe
    Kind Regards

  3. Paperjunkie says:

    Thanks Suzanne for part 2. Love both colour ways. My craft room is getting a face lift! New shelving and desk arriving on Thursday so a HUGE sort out has to be finished by then. Once organised I hope it will be easier to get on with projects more often instead of muddling along and never able to find anything. X

  4. Suzanne says:

    Many thanks ~ the one colour id my favourite I have to say but it was fun to mix it up a bit. Have fun sorting you new room up ~ it`s so much fun once it`s done and you`ll find things you wondered where they were. Take care Suzanne x

  5. Bobbie says:

    I love Sue Wilson dies; they are gorgeous. But who wants to make 6.5 x 8″ cards? That size is EXPENSIVE to make. (Requires using an 8.5 x13 piece of card stock, and who sells that size?) Buying envelopes to fit is VERY expensive. A 6.5″x9″ manilla envelope won’t fit (7 x 9 is required, and who sells that size?), if possible to find. If you make an envelope to fit, you need a HUGE sheet of paper. Why doesn’t Sue design die to fit A2 and A7 cards?

  6. Suzanne says:

    Hi there ~ I thought I best explain a little as this card has been made as a single panel rather than a folded card so it can be made from a sheet of A4 card. But equally just an inch tab can be made on a piece of A4 card and added to this card to make a folded card. That way all the card is easily sourced as it`s what most people have in their crafting stash. This card size just stems from using the die and building around it but it also has come from a cut down size of an 8″ x 8″ popular size of card ~ if you are like me I have lots of envelopes spare as I often wrap card in tissue paper and place them in a jiffy bag to post, but an 8″ envelope can be folded to fit the card. Envelopes for 8″ cards are made bigger to fit the regular 8″ size. I hope that helps answer your enquiry and I do understand large cards aren`t for everyone , this was done to add a mix to the styles to the workshop.
    Kind Regards

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