Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CottageCutz Fancy Bella Butterfly

Here today is a project created with the gorgeous Fancy Bella Butterfly die.  It's. mounted on a Laughing Cow Cheese box.   The beauty of nature can be such an inspiration for crafting.  Simple everyday things we take for granted can inspire us when we take a moment to study the intricacies.  The other day I was watching some Monarch butterflies and really wanted to create one.  I love the beautiful orange and yellow color with black outline.
 To create this butterfly, cut out your Fancy Bella Butterfly die on black cardstock.  Take the die and trace it on watercolor paper and cut it out to fit to the underside of the black die cut Bella Butterfly.  You will want to cut away any "extra" areas that do not compliment the butterfly shape.  To create the graduated color, use distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and a  touch of Barn Door towards the bottom of the butterfly.  Paint this piece with glue and sprinkle with Stickles Diamond Dry Fine Glitter over the top and let dry.  Once this has dried, mount the black butterfly cutout on top and you have your beautiful Monarch Butterfly ready for your project.  It's super gorgeous.
Once you have your butterfly done you can pair it with these beautiful Sizzix Sunflowers and you have yourself a gorgeous box for your gift presentation.   Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my project.  It's really appreciated.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  Here is list of products:
CottageCutz Fancy Bella Butterfly
Laughing Cow Cheese Box Painted White
4 cardstock circles cut at 4-1/8 to glue to outside of box and 2 on to line the inside
Black lace to glue around the outside of the top lid of the box
Yellow & Brown Cardstock to cut Sizzix Sunflowers-Distress with Spced Marmalade distress ink
Stickles Diamond dry fine glitter
Sheer Ribbon for the bow
Jewel for the center of the bow
White berries for the Dollar Store
Please refer to the contents of the post for supplies and directions to create the Monarch Butterfly