Love Black & White Butterfly card with a Fancy Fold in the middle!

Butterfly Dies

This die set makes it so easy to create this card – Love Black & White Butterfly card with a Fancy Fold in the middle!

This card is one of my favourites from a recent “Black & White” card class that I hosted. I think the contrast between Basic Black Cardstock and Basic White Cardstock is striking.

Let’s get started…

For this card I picked Basic Black Cardstock (#121045) – cut 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4, fold & burnish. Black always makes a great background for any colour so it’s the perfect choice to use with white!

The second layer was cut from Basic White Cardstock (#159276) – 1 piece @ 5-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder (#151775). Attach to the card base with your adhesive of choice.

Now for the beautiful butterflies…

To make it easier to layer the Butterfly Beauty Dies (#151819), I used an Adhesive Sheet (#152334) behind the Basic Black Cardstock (#121045) cut @ 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and an Adhesive Sheet behind the Basic White Cardstock (#159276) cut @ 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. The Adhesive Sheets were cut at the same size as the cardstock to make sure they would be where the die was cut out.

Note: Make sure you cut the Basic White Butterfly Layer from the correct side!! Why did you ask? For the class, I managed to cut 3 of the 8 needed with the die on the adhesive side instead of the cardstock side!! I still have them in my bin to create another project from! 😂

The small butterfly near the bottom right-hand corner was cut off to use on the inside of the card. These black and white butterflies should be trimmed off before you start to peel off the Adhesive layers.

The hardest part about using the Adhesive Sheets is often getting the backing peeled off. I suggest starting the process with the Take Your Pick Tool, your fingernail, or any other sharp object you have at your crafting table. Once it’s started, it really does peel off easily!

Start with the Basic Black Butterflies – peel the backing off the adhesive layer and place the image over the embossed Basic White layer.
Next, peel the backing off the adhesive layer on the Basic White Butterflies and place them over the Black Butterflies matching the images.

The greeting…

For the greeting, I used the So Sentimental Stamp Set (#151691) with Memento Black Ink (#132708) on Basic White Cardstock cut at 2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″. The Basic Black Cardstock to attach as a background for the greeting is cut at 3″ x 1-3/4″.

These 2 layers were mounted to each other with Liquid Multipurpose Glue. A length of Metallic Ribbon Blushing Bride (#154283) attached to the back of the greeting layer with Mini Glue Dots gave the completed card a touch of colour. The greeting layer was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now let’s make the inside pop-up layer…

For the inside layer, cut Basic White Cardstock @ 7-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, score at 3-3/4″, fold, and burnish.

Using a ruler and a pencil (or the scoring blade in your Paper Trimmer) place a mark @ 1-1/2″ in from the left side and 1-1/2″ in from the right side near the top (7-1/2″) edge of the layer. Place another mark 2-1/2″ down from the top along the centerfold. Now you want to score from each 1-1/2″ mark at a diagonal to the 2-1/2″ mark. Make sense?

Check out the picture to help you see how to create the reverse fold so it will “pop-up” when you open the card! Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to one side of the insert layer and place it inside the card base so the “pop-up” is at the top. Apply liquid glue on the other side – close the card base over the inside layer.

Peel backing off the Butterfly that was cut off from the die-cut placed on the front of the card base being careful to keep the backing on the half of the butterfly that will overhang the fold

Inside Pop-Up
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