Do you like to make handmade birthday cards for your friends and family? This embossed butterfly card is a beautiful card to give or to receive!
I love making Birthday Cards for my friends and family and I hope that it makes them feel special knowing that I made a card just for them.
Supplies Used to Make Handmade Cards with Embossed Butterfly
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- White Cardstock
- Pattern Paper
- Butterfly Stamp
- Birthday Greeting Stamp
- Pink Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink Pad
- Crafting Heat Gun
- Paper Trimmer
- Label Paper Punch
How to Make the Embossed Butterfly
- Stamp the Butterfly image on a white piece of card stock using a Clear Embossing Ink Pad
- Sprinkle the stamped image with Embossing Powder and then tap the paper to remove the access
- Use a heat gun and slowly heat the paper and the Embossing Powder will melt and join together creating this awesome Embossed image - be careful not to burn the paper or your fingers!
- After the Embossing Powder dries and cools (just a couple of minutes) cut around the embossed image with a pair of sharp scissors
- I added some rhinestone to the body of the butterfly to make it sparkle and pop just a bit more
How to Make the Birthday Greeting Tag
- Stamp the Happy Birthday greeting onto a white piece of card stock
- Using a Label punch cut a piece out of a matching colored card stock, and cut the greeting out with the same punch
- Cut the colored label in half and trim inwards a bit so it won't show on the sides. You only want the ends to show - glue
- When you turn it over you have a perfectly framed tag
Assembling the Handmade Card
When all of the elements are done you start assembling the card
I made this card for a friend of mine at work and I knew everyone on our team would be signing the card so it needed to have lots of space to sign.
To solve that problem I glued a second card to the inside cover of the card so know there is twice as much signing space!
The embossed butterfly is really my favorite element of this card and I love how simple embossing is. It adds so much to the look of the card.
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