Friday, 14 January 2011

Wire Butterflies ...

Good morning,  I Hope your day is going well!  I am busy here creating new workshops but I just have time to have a cup of coffee and share this project that I made using some wired pearls to create a butterfly ...

The scalloped edge of the card was created by punching some circles and positioning under a white strip of card.  This was stuck into place on the left hand side of the card and another strip of green paper (slightly thinner than the white card) was positioned over the border so that you can see the stitched effect.

I punched a large scallop circle into the right hand side of the card and held the card closed so that I could add a running stitch effect with my black pen around the outside and the inside of the aperture.  This creates a border for the butterfly image that will go on the inside of the card and which will be seen through the aperture.

I created the wire butterfly using the instructions below.  It is fairly simple once you know how.  You wind the wire around 2 or 3 fingers so that you have 2 loops on each side. Then remove the loops from your fingers and then twist in the middle to create the body of the butterfly.  If you like this effect you can create dragonflies by winding the excess wire into a longer body and you can create simple 5 petal flowers by winding the wire so that you have 3 loops on one side and 2 on the other.

The green spotty wings are created from a fabric flower from petaloo.  I trimmed out a couple of the petals to make it look more wing shaped.  These two bits were then held over a trimmed piece of butterfly Lace cardstock from KI Memories and held together with a brad.

Butterfly instructions:

Wired Pearls: Oasis (you can usually find this in wedding stationary shops or here at Fidgeons Crafts)
Lace Cardstock: KI Memories
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Fabric Flower: Petaloo
Brads: Stemma

Thanks for taking a peek!

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