The challenge over at CD Sunday this week is Butterflies. So for this challenge I went back to My Craft Studio & the various CD's of theirs that I have. The one I used was "Wings & Things" & everything except the basic card came from that one option.
Here is my offering for this challenge;
A box card with a beautiful butterfly inside - just like those display boxes. Well! sort of. The frame is a 3-d frame which when assembled creates a little box frame. I was going to put acetate in the aperture but realised this would make it difficult to photograph. Before placing the background paper on the card I found a green Promarker that was close to the colour in the paper & went round the edges of the white card. This looked much better than a white edge.
Here is another view so that the box is a little more obvious;
The background paper & box paper are a very pretty shade of grey-green - it was meant to be blue so I suspect one of my ink cartridges is running low.
Here are close ups of the butterflies.
You can just see the glitter that I applied to the wings. I cut out 3 butterflies & placed one flat on the background then placed a second over the top of it on sticky pads & finally put just the front half of the wings on, also on sticky pads shaping it for realism. I couldn't cut the antennae out so that was put on with a fine black pen afterwards.
This is the butterfly that is sitting at opposite corners, & is just glued onto the card by the body.
I have been meaning to try one of these frame boxes for ages - & this seemed the right project for it.
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