Here is the picture of the finished card:
1. Place a washable/inking mat over your usual work mat to keep your work surface clean.
Hint: If you prefer more muted colours brush the inks on to the back of the parchment instead.
2. Whilst waiting for the ink to dry. Take a new piece of parchment paper and stamp 2 large butterflies with versamark ink, sprinkle with the Gold Embossing Powder and heat with your heat gun (heat gently, a little on the back and then on the front until the powder melts) Colour the butterflies, on the back of the parchment in similar colours used on your main piece.
3. With a white pencil outline the Rays of the Sun on the front of your parchment into one of the windows.
4. Emboss on the back of the parchment, the white lines on the main piece, the butterflies and the lines on the sunrays.
Hint: If you need to make the white embossing whiter, gently colour with a white pencil on the back of the parchment
5. Colour alternate sunrays with yellow ink (Haystack) on the front
6. Trim your parchment rectangle as per finished card image, it should measure 9.5cm x 16cm
7. The border is made on a separate sheet of parchment so the final card is layered. Adhere a new sheet of parchment to the fine straight grid and perforate according to the pattern [image 3]
8. Take the parchment off the grid and emboss on the back of the parchment, according to the pattern [image 3]
9. Perforate around the butterflies with a 2 needle perforating tool and then cut away with Pergamano scissors or snips. Add some glitter to your butterflies.
To finish: Cut an extra piece of parchment exactly the same size as your main coloured piece, attach this onto the front of your grid border with a tiny drop of perga glue at the very corners [Image 4]
Attach the parchment border onto cardstock and then mount the front main layer of parchment on the top. You can use brads or a tiny dab of perga glue in the corners. Place the butterflies with a dab of glue onto the back of the body.
I hope you enjoy making it, please leave me a nice comment below and let me know if you would like any more 'how to's' like this one
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