Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Flying Paper Butterflies

I love things that move when it comes to paper craft and recently I came across this blog post showing you how to create a flying butterfly and just had to have a go! I think they are a wonderful surprise to incorporate into one of my cards, I have adapted it so that I can use Penny Black stamps, there is also a little video with the butterfly flying (mine is not perfect as I could not get the silicon rubber bands).

And here is the card that I put my surprise butterfly into.

Penny Black 'Soft Wings' 40-099, 'Breezy' 40-111
Other Memento Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Pistachio ink, SRM Smile sticker, Design Memory Craft Faber Castell 'Cobalt Blue' 143 & 'Cobalt Turquoise'153 Big Brush Pens, 'Gold Pitt artist pen', Fabric Flowers, Pearl Vintage buttons (coloured with Copic YR15 pen)

How to:- Repeat stamp breezy with different shades of Memento ink and then cut around the top portion of leaves. Add fabric flowers to bottom, colour buttons with Copic Marker and add to centre of flowers. Stamp Soft wings onto scrap card and colour with Design Memory Craft Faber Castell pens, cut out and mount onto card with 3d foam pads. Add sticker to top right corner of the inside of the card to finish. 

Here is a closer look at the flying butterfly that was placed inside the card

Instructions for the flying butterfly can be found on  'this website'

I adapted it by making the body longer and used the soft wings butterfly, I wanted to create wider wings to aid flying so I outlined the butterfly with a sharpie marker pen, the butterfly was coloured with the same Design Memory Craft Faber Castell Big Brush Markers as the main card and highlighted with Copic white.  The secret to getting them to fly lies with using the right sort of rubber band.  There is an alternative method of creating flying butterflies that can be found 'here', here is my butterfly using this method, again adapted to use Penny Black stamps rather than template.

This butterfly from the transparent set 'Social Butterfly'30-116 was also coloured using Design Memory Craft Faber Castell Big Brush Markers and Pitt artist pens, colours used 'Pale Geranium Lake' 121, 'Deep Scarlet Red' 219, 'Dark Chrome Yellow' 109 and 'Orange Glaze' 113.

I hope my blog has set your heart a flutter today and that you will have a go at flying butterflies.

Hugs Cathy


Paula (PEP) said...

Speechless - utterly effective & very beautifully presented.
Paula (PEP)

Cindy C. said...

OH my goodness how cool is this!? Awesome!

Annette Allen said...

oh my creative...

Lin said...

Wonderful, Sista!! A beautiful creation!

Peet said...

This is wonderful, Cathy!!!

Kaypeanut said...

I'll have to have a try at these.

shirley-bee said...

The colouring on the butterfly on your card is fantastic Cathy, it looks iridescent, so lifelike. I like the way you've cut away the leaves too. Not sure if I'll try the flying butterfly....