Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Digital Butterflies **Bird of a Feather Kit** May - Tutorial

I love butterflies, they add so much whimsey and fun to projects.  I had these butterflies saved on a digital file from a friend for a long time and they fit perfectly with the May Birds of a Feather Kit.

These little beauties are so easy to work with, just print them out on cardstock (a light color so you don't mess with the colors) and fussy cut the out.  In a digital file you can make them any size you want, you can cut and paste the file into word, paint, or other image size to play with how big or small they print.  Sometimes I print more than one size to see what works best with my project.

Free Digital Butterfly Tutorial

1) Select the size of you butterflies to be printed.  Print of cream or white cardstock.

2) Cut out the butterflies with sharp point scissors (I have spring action ones from Fiskars and love them).
3) Ink all the edges of the butterfly to remove the white edges.  Use a color that matches the color on the butterfly.  With thee ones I used a dark blue chalk ink.

 4) Decorate with gems, enamel dots, stickles, pearls, etc until you have a cute little butterfly embellishment!!

Here is a sneak of the project I used them on - come back and check May 22 for the full reveal!!

Supplies Used
Punch - Just Imgaine - Kreaxions
Ink - Clearsnap
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Digital File butterflies - Personal free file
Gems - Prima
Foam Dots - Scotch

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