Saturday, May 21, 2011

Butterfly Card and Experimenting With Vellum in My Cricut Imagine.

How are you all doing ???? I am doing great, and waiting for my soldier to come home by mid June, and my sailor by the end of July. Brandon, my soldier, will be marrying his high school sweetheart when he comes home on vacation, and before leaving to S. Korea. In the meantime, I try to keep busy with ... gosh, so many things !!! LOL One of the things I will be doing is, I volunteered to make Cowboy themed cupcakes or a cake for my grandson's last day of Day Care party. I am sure I will be throwing in something else !!! LOL
Well, to the project. :) I love vellum. Some years ago, I used to make handmade 100% vellum cards, colored them by hand, and pierced the paper to make it look like it was a piece of embroidered fine linen. I got the All Wrapped Up cartridge (great cartridge- love it), and flipping through the pages I saw this gorgeous card, shaped like a butterfly. It had a pair of wings as a layer. Without hesitation, I grabbed my vellum paper to make the wings. Let me tell you, the Imagine prints and cuts vellum beautifully.
  • Print and cut butterfly with regular cardstock
  • Print and cut layers in vellum. Set blade to: speed 2, pressure 3, depth 4. Make sure your mat is sticky enough to hold the vellum uniformly (no bubbles).
    • Set you ink to "DRAFT" quality

  • Spray the wings with Glimmer Mist (I used white)
    • Glue the wings to the vellum butterfly layer.
    • Glue the butterfly layer to the cardstock layer, only at the card "fold"

  • Add crystals and pearls. Embellish paper with paper piercing.

  • Emboss the flowers on the wings. Do this with the embossing stylus on the back of the paper, as shown.
  • Add Stickles ans enjoy the final product

  • Here is the same card, but only the wings are made out of vellum. The only embellishment is Stickles.

Have a nice weekend, everyone !!!! :)


  1. Wowwww... Beautiful Martha!!! Loved how you did a step by step tutorial on it! I will definately have to try this technique. Beautiful Results!!! TFS...
    Sweet Creations...

  2. TFS! Great Card! Love the step by step photos, will need to start doing this for my projects.

  3. WOW, so pretty. I haven't seen anyone use vellum with the Imagine before. It turned out perfect. Hugs- Glora

  4. Love when you go outside thw box! TFS

    Jess B.

  5. This is amazing. I had to send my Imagine to provocraft because it did not work. I can't wait till they send me my new one so I can try this out!! Thank you so much

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely try this!