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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

February 16, 2012

Butterflies and Flowers

This is Pam from Papillondigitaldesigns  today on Papercraft Weekend Challenge.
Thank you Allison and Caroline for having me as your designer today.
It's a bit cold in Texas but warm colorful spring is almost here! And nothing says spring like flowers and butterflies. So today on Theme Friday of course I had to make something with both.
Not quite spring yet so I chose not to do very colorful.

This was cut with silhouette sd. and the card is just 4 x 4 inches. For intricate cuts silhouette is the way to go!

A peek at the silhouette file

The card base is just 2 rounded rectangles welded together. The intricate butterfly lace is a design from silhouette online store - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=22873
Now I did not want to cut the lace out So I first inserted the mat and used a silhouette pen to trace the butterfly on to a kraft cardstock. While doing this make sure to set the card base to "no cut" (in the scissor or cut window) and just the butterfly lace to "cut" . Then after drawing the silhouette goes back to original position . DO NOT UNLOAD THE MAT. But just change your marker to blade - I used the red blade at settings 3 & 33 (ie depth and speed) - and then cut.
Next I created another file which I cut with white cardstock - again using the marker for just the sentiment "Thank you".

Then I stickled the butterfly lace design on the front with diamond stickles. I colored parts of the  scalloped butterfly doily with copic markers and stickled and blinged them. I also colored just the leaf in the  oval leaf frame  and just a dab of color in the flower corner (butterfly doily - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=18102 ;  oval leaf frame - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=13873 & flower corner - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=3057 ) . I did cut a plain circle out thinking I would mat the scalloped circle but then decided not to.

Inside of the card

To just give an idea about the intricacy of the cuts here is the card next to a bic ball point pen (not the thicker gel pen but the smaller ball point pen - yep ! I am laying it on really thick aren't I ? But I just love the cameo and SD so just had to do it! Impressed ?)

Oh ! I added some pearls both the half pearl sticker and also used the perfect pearl pen apart from the stickles. I wanted to use those Candi that Caroline enabled but decided to save it and go with pearls as candi's were  a bit large for this card.

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Michelle said...

This is beautiful and I love all the help with using the Cameo design software - you make it look so easy.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Pam this is such a beautiful card! I love the details and the cuts are so intricate! Love it!

Brenda said...

wow wow wow you are making me really want that cameo!!!sooo beautiful...

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