Butterfly card tutorial:

What will you need?

 

- Patterned paper

- Hobby knife or scissors

- Ruler

- A cutting board

- Pencil

- Eraser

Step 1

I cut out a strip of paper 26 cm wide and 8 cm tall as I want my final card to be 10 cm x 8 cm big. (you can adjust the measurements if you want a bigger card)

 

Take the strip of paper and split it into 5 sections. Middle section will be the final card size so I made that 10 cm, the sections beside that will be the ''gates'' and should be half of the middle section, so each one 5 cm. The final sections will be the butterfly wings so I made them 3 cm wide.

Step 2

Score the paper at each section following the lines, then fold. The outer folds will become 2 little mountains. :)

Step 3

Now is time to draw a butterfly wing on one of the outer sections of the card. I wanted to do a plain one as my paper pattern is quite busy on the other side.

Step 4

Take your hobby knife (or scissors) and cut along the line you drew together with the scored line. But make sure not to cut the entire line length otherwise the wing will fall off.

Step 5

After finishing the cut fold the card together and mirror the wing you just cut on the empty section where the other wing will be.

Step 6

Trace with the pencil in order to get the same shape on the other side, then proceed with cutting the wing out the same way as in step 4.

Step 7

Erase the pencil marks and the card is finished! ^^

You can try out cutting other shapes too.

So far I made a lot of butterflies, bird wings, but also hearts and Christmas trees.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and if you decide to give it a try, I would LOVE to see your creation! :)

 

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