This was from homework that was assigned on the Make-the-Cut forum a while back and I am just getting around to doing it! I know, I am slow! However, the assignment was to make a stencil edge card. I put a little bit of a different twist on it and made a tri-fold card also. Since it is near the Fourth of July, I decided to make it red, white and blue. What butterflies have to do with the Fourth of July, I do not know! I just thought it was a neat idea! LOL!
I found the butterfly stencils by doing a Google search for......you got it, butterfly stencils! :) I chose three that I liked, brought them into MTC and traced them. Then I followed a wonderful tutorial by Julie from the MTC Forum and found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/03_Intermediate_Lessons/. You have to be a member to view this tutorial, but it is free to join. She is an amazing lady that teaches us so many wonderful things! Next, I made my file with the MTC program and cut it all out with the help of Shadow, my Black Cat Lynx. What I would do without her I do not know! She makes my crafting life SO MUCH easier and I just have so much fun!
It was a lot of fun learning how to do the stencil cards and I think I will be making many more of these as they can be funny or they can be stunning! They can be used for any occasion and will be a hit no matter what you put on them! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!