- Black Cardstock
- Copy Paper - white and red
- Fiskars Texture Plates
- Fiskars Cutting Plates
- Fiskars Shape Cutter
- Edge Cutting Scissors
- Paper Puncher - heart
- Hole Puncher
- Wiggle Eyes
- Glitter Glue - gold and red
- Craft Glue
White background paper:
Apply texture with Fiskars texture plates (I’ve used “scales) and cut edges with fancy edge scissors.
Apply a different texture to a sheet of white and red paper to get a better contrast with the white background. Cut 3 sets of different sized hearts (2 pair of red and one pair of white) with the Fiskars heart template and Fiskars shape cutter. Glue the hearts on the white background sheet as shown in the photo. Use glitter glue to apply additional texture (gold and red dots).
Cut 2 red and 2 white hearts out of the same paper that you cut the wings from (I used a heart paper puncher). Glue only the sides of the hearts in the middle of the wings overlapping each other (see picture). Lift up the center of the body hearts slightly to give it a 3-dimensional look. Trace the outline of the body with the glitter glue if desired.
Cut a heart out of red paper, a little bit bigger than the body hearts but smaller than the wing hearts. Glue it on the top of the butterfly body. Cut 2 black stripes out of a scrap piece of black cardstock for the butterfly’s antennas. Cut a pair of red and white hearts with a hole puncher type of tool. Glue the antenna on top of the head, glue the small red and white hearts on top of the antenna. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes.
Finally, cut the black cardstock into the size you want the card to be and fold it in half. Cut down a piece of white cardstock, a little smaller than the black one, fold it in hald, and glue it into the black card so you can write your greeting. Glue the butterfly design onto the black cardstock to be the front of the card.
- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Renate