I chose to use my die-cut on a spring fold card base…the card folds flat for mailing, but will “spring” up when you remove it from an envelope. Since these Create-A-Card dies are about 6″ x 6″, you’ll need quite a large piece of cardstock to form the base, so I recommend Construction Cardstock (super heavyweight and comes in larger than usual sizes).
I will photograph a step-by-step tutorial in the future for a spring fold card this size, but if you are interested in trying the technique now there are plenty of tutorials out there for “normal sized” spring fold cards!
The “Lacy Butterfly” die creates a gorgeous, intricate design with tons of dimension. Once I had run it through my Gemini twice with White Pearl Shimmering Cardstock (to cut and then emboss), I inked through the die with Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks to bring out more of those pretty elements. Then I layered the die-cut over a full panel of white pearl cardstock that I had blended the same inks over.
To embellish the bottom of the card, I embossed more white pearl cardstock with the Regency Swirls 3D Embossing Folder, blended the same pink and purple inks over the top, and trimmed them to fit the triangular space. A few white pearl die-cut butterflies and a simple sentiment finish the card off in a soft and pretty way.
This kind of card isn’t for everybody, but there’s a seven-year-old girl in my family who’s going to love it 😀 for sure. Stay tuned for sneak peeks of the new Autumn Morning Collection next week…it’s my favorite Signature Collection from Crafter’s Companion so far!