Many of you have asked for a tutorial on my Butterfly Easel card, Well here goes:

Firstly print the Butterfly template and card base onto your chosen cardstock and cut out, Trace the butterfly onto your designer paper and cut out, trace the folded card base onto designer paper and cut out, you should then have the following pieces:

Butterfly easel A

Butterfly easel A A

Attach the DP to the card front and the inside of your card base:

Butterfly easel 2

Decorate your front Butterfly:

Butterfly easel front

I’ve used Magnolia Mini Beautiful Tilda fussy cut and framed with die cuts. My Tilda is stamped with Memento Rich cocoa and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are skin: E11, E00, E000, R11 hair: YR24, YR21, YR20 clothes and wings: RV95, RV93, RV91, R000, R00, YR20 I have added some Stickles to her wings for a  sparkle effect.

Attach your butterfly to the card base taping only the areas shown, this creates the easel fold:

Butterfly easel support

You will need to add something raised on the card base to keep the easel in place when open, I’ve added a raised sentiment:

Butterfly easel base

This card is very easy and fun to make, I hope you will have a try I would love to see what you come up with

My card complete:

Butterfly easel

From the side:

Butterfly easel side view

Card closed:

Butterfly easel closed

Stamps: Magnolia Mini Beautiful Tilda, LOTV Circular Sentiments, Kazzaz Butterfly Kisses
Paper: Magnolia  Sunrise Butterfly and Cloudy Purple Hearts
Cardstock: SU Naturals Ivory 
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Perfect Plum
Accessories: Nestabilities Classic and Heart Circles, Marianne CR1239 Passe Partout Circles, 1 3/4” Circle Punch, WOC Flowers, SU So Saffron Satin Ribbon

I will enter this car into the following challenges:

Marvellous Magnolias Anything Goes
AUD Sentiments Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Flowers
Flutterby Wednesday Anything goes with a Butterfly or Fairy