Thursday, 30 July 2015

Tutorial: Butterfly Gate Fold

Hi All

We had a class on Tuesday afternoon and I just wanted to share one of the projects we made, the Butterfly Gate Fold card.

Here's how you can create this card:
  1. Cut Whisper White A4 Thick Card Stock length ways to get  10.5cm x 29.8cm base.
  2. With the base card on landscape, score at 7.5cm and 22.3cm, fold and burnish.
  3. Position the Swallowtail thinlit along the fold, 2cm from the  bottom. TIP: use the magnetic platform to easily keep the die in place or use washi tape.
  4. Place the top cutting plate edge along the card fold then run through the Big Shot. Check that all parts are cut properly, if not run through the Big Shot again. 
  5. Turn the card base 180° and follow Step 3 & 4.
  6. Cut along the fold line to take the top, middle and bottom excess pieces. Trim the top wings for a neater finish and use the corner punch, keeping the Swallowtail gates closed.
  7. Cut a Blackberry Bliss card to 9.5cm x 13.6cm and punch  the corners. Adhere this to the base card.
  8. On the left over Whisper White Thick Card, stamp the large Watercolour Wings twice using Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay and Pink Pirouette stampin’ pads. TIP: use the outer  stamp first in Blackberry Bliss to easily align the other  stamps.
  9. Die cut the stamped butterflies then stamp the body in Blackberry Bliss.
  10. Carefully snip halfway down on the body of 1 butterfly and up on the other. Interlock together to ensure they meet properly then take off again. 
  11. Place 1 butterfly in the middle of the card with the gates closed and use a piercing tool to lightly mark where you can  put the brad through on the top right and in the 3rd hole of the Swallowtail to have a little wiggle room. TIP: Hold the butterfly’s body and lift the wings to check where you need to mark/pierce.
  12. Tuck the butterfly under the gate and use this to align the  other butterfly on top. Mark the bottom left for the brad and through the Swallowtail gate. Ensure you are piercing through the actual gate and not just going through a pre-cut hole.
  13. Interlock the butterflies to close the card. Curl the Swallowtail wings at the bottom slightly to get the card to stand up. You now have your Butterfly Gate Fold card. 
You can also download this PDF if you prefer a hardcopy.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting.


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