Cardstock in white - folded card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Framing panel (3" x 4 1/4")
Cardstock in metallic gold - Framing panel (4" x 2 3/4")
Cardstock in black - Framing panel stamped with the butterfly and embossed in gold (3 3/4" x 2 1/2")
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece on which to glue the colorful butterfly wings
Old magazines (food magazine and travel magazines are the best)
MSRS Cloisonne Butterfly stamp
Mirror Gold embossing powder
Pop dots or foam mounting tape
Select a page from a magazine with lots of vibrant color.
Stamp the butterfly directly onto a section of the page you like (be sure the spot is large enough to accommodate the stamp.
Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat until shiny and smooth.
Roughly cut the butterfly away from the page.
Cut the wings away from the body of the butterfly.
Using a gluestick, glue the two wings to the large black piece of cardstock as shown.
Draw a tab on the black cardstock at the inside center of each wing as shown.
Now cut each wing out carefully. You will have two sturdy wings mounted on black cardstock with a tab on each one.Set these aside.
Stamp and emboss the butterfly again onto the small black cardstock panel.
Using a craft knife, cut two slits between the body and the wings large enough to accommodate the tabs on the colorful wings.
Insert the two tabs into the two slots and tape them in place on the back of the butterfly panel as shown.
Assemble the framing layers onto the folded card.
Use some foam tape on the white frame to lift it away from the folded card body (making a nice shadow effect).
Press the wings flat for mailing.