Vintage Butterfly…

The Jane Shasky Vintage Butterfly Pad has been a constant companion on my desk since we launched it – such a great solution to so many cards!

This is a lovely card that looks much more difficult than it really is. It’s a quick and easy answer if you need a card in a short time!


Quick ‘how to’:

  1. Either fold some card to about 8 x 6 (this is 210mm x 150mm) or use a card blank you have in stock.
  2. Cut some of the mid brown card you have chosen, about 5mm smaller than the card blank, then add a layer (again a 5mm (1/4”) border) using cream card. Cut out the border from the pad and layer onto some beige cardstock (you only need a scrap for this really).
  3. Now prepare the butterfly topper section of the card. Cut out the image and layer onto mid brown card using a double sided tape. Now layer that onto cream, this time using foam pads and then a final layer at the back of the darkest brown card.
  4. Place this almost square topper in position as shown in the picture – as it juts above the blank, make sure you stick securely NOT allowing any tape or glue on the portion that will jut over the top.
  5. Finally use the bluebell die and colour to suit – these are green and cream. Attach using quickie glue or glossy accents or Cosmic Shimmer acrylic – whatever you have in stock.
  6. Now finish the card with the little squares from the pad sheet, the sentiment again from the pad (layered onto mid brown) and add a final flourish with half a dozen pearls.
6 replies
  1. Mandy says:

    What a gorgeous card- ideal for so many occasions. Can I just say Joanna, I never have a tantrum when I follow your instructions to create a card. I don’t know if it’s just me but, sometimes when I follow instructions in magazines I get quite stressed & don’t find them easy at all! Thanks for easy to understand instructions in layman’s terms!

    • Joanna Sheen says:

      That’s lovely to hear, thank you Mandy! I do like to keep things un-fussy, glad to hear it works! Smiles, Joanna.

  2. Zena says:

    Wow, I wouldn’t have thought about using those colours and tones. It’s a lovely card, think I may try using this idea. Hope that’s ok! X


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