Good Morning! I have some more vellum butterflies today. I have gotten a few questions about these little guys so I thought I would give you some tips in making them. Here's what I do:
1. First I use PTI Vellum. You may think there is not a big difference, but there is. This is the thickest vellum I have ever encountered... in fact its too thick for some projects, but for butterflies its perfect.
2. I use my PTI butterfly die to die cut the vellum. I usually do a whole bunch at one time to save and use later.
3. I stamp my die cuts with the butterflies from PTI's butterfly dream. I use chalk inks, specifically the ones by Versamagic. The color lays down beautifully, it does not smear, and it dries very quick. I have used Palette inks but I find they are too watery and smear easily.
4. I add coordinating jewels. These jewels are teeny tiny. I got some from A'muse and some from Hero arts. They are itsy bitsy.
5. Attaching the butterfly to the card is a little tricky. First I fold up the wings. Then I spread Tombow liquid glue (in the white bottle with the green lid) on the the vellum under the jewels. I wait a few seconds and then stick it down. The glue is very strong and once dry the butterflies do not fall off.
For these two cards I used all PTI products (except ink and jewels). I used Kraft for the bases, one card has a side fold, the other a top fold. I used guidelines paper on the bases. I trimmed it with plum pudding twill. I used to fillable frame 5 to make the die cut, stamp the border, and the sentiment. Doesn't that ink match great? Its chalk ink by Versamagic in the color purple hydrangea.