Bibi’s Butterflies Cards for Spellbinders

Hello, hey! I have a couple of cards to share today that showcase two products in the current releases at Spellbinders, the Bibi’s Butterflies Collection and the Spring Into Glimmer Collection.

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Because watercolor is my favorite medium to play with, both cards today are done that way. As well, both cards showcase the Delicate Butterflies Dies from the Bibi’s Butterflies Collection and the Sentiments for Everyday from the Spring Into Glimmer Hot Foil Plates set.

For my first card, I die cut the two largest butterflies in the set which comes with three butterfly detail dies plus a coordinating outline die, and two butterfly bodies.

I die cut the butterflies from watercolor cardstock, using the outline and detail dies taped together to produce a complete die cut. Then I smooshed Tim Holtz water-reactive Distress inks onto an acrylic mat and spritzed with water to create puddles of color to dip the die cuts face down and heat dry between layers.

While the butterfly wings dried, I die cut the body from blue glitter cardstock (sourced from a big box craft store) and hot-foiled the sentiment using Moondust Foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer machine. Then I layered the die cut wings with the body, using strong liquid adhesive and added a few coordinating sequins to finish the card.

Next up, I created a card using the same three butterfly dies, but only the detail dies so that the die cutting remains a part of the entire watercolor card panel.

I used the die cut panel to loosely indicate where patches of watercolor paint should be positioned on another watercolor card panel. I used a blend of paint colors for each butterfly, and heat dried for more distinct drying patterns, but FWIW, the detail of the die cuts above obscure the paint details below, so a very simple color wash is sufficient.

I used the same Moondust Glimmer Foil to hot foil the sentiment on the card front, then covered the back of the die cut panel with foam tape to elevate the die cuts above the painted backgrounds. You could also make the butterflies into their own individual shaker element if you so desired!

I die cut butterfly bodies from silver glitter cardstock and glued them to the wings before putting the foam tape on the back so that they would stick flat to the card front. After adhering the card front to the folded card base, I added more matching sequins and called it good!

There are many more sets in each of the Bibi’s Butterflies and Spring Into Glimmer Collections that you should check out and be inspired by! Thank you for stopping by today and feel free to use the links below for your shopping convenience!


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