Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tri-fold Stencil Edge Butterfly Card

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!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely, Shirley. I think the color combo is a neat twist on the butterfly theme.

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  2. that is a fantastic card Shirley!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! You are always so kind. Thank you. :)

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  3. I love your variation! What a beautiful card.

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    1. Thank you Reba! You are very sweet to say so and welcome back from Hawaii! Hope you had a great trip!

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  4. Can you allow me to download it?

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