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How to Make a 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card

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July 17, 2018

3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - finished cardTurn the butterflies from an adult coloring page into a stunning birthday card. The recipient will definitely cherish this card for many years to come!

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Find the adult coloring page at https://www.thriftyfun.com/Swarm-of-Ornamental-Butterflies.html

Total Time: 15 minutes if using pre-colored butterflies

Yield: one card

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Score the 10.4" x 5.2" pink cardstock to create a card sized 5.2" x 5.2".
  2. Take the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock and cut out the inside, leaving a space of 0.6" from the outer edges of this piece to make a frame.
  3. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - mark the cut lines
     
    3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - remove the cut center to create a frame
     
  4. Glue pieces of twine onto the frame.
  5. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - glue twine onto the frame
     
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  6. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that is slightly bigger than the frame. Cut flaps in the foil, fold the outer flaps to the back of the frame and secure with sellotape. Cut out the inside of the foil, fold the inner flaps to the back of the frame and secure with sellotape again. Turn the frame over and use your finger to gently press the foil down around the twine.
  7. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - place the frame on a piece of aluminum foil
     
    3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - fold back foil flaps to the back of the frame
     
    3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - frame covered in foil
     
    3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - gently press the foil down around the twine
     
  8. Use the glass glaze and the paintbrush to add some detail to the foil frame. Allow to dry thoroughly. Spray the frame with a coat of hairspray and allow to dry again.
  9. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - use glass glaze and a brush to add detail to the frame, spray with hairspray and allow to dry
     
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  10. With the fold at the top, glue the frame to the front of the card.
  11. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - with the fold at the top, glue the frame to the card face
     
  12. Cut three colored butterflies from the colored page.
  13. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - cut out 3 colored butterflies from the colored page
     
  14. Glue the first butterfly to the card, gluing it inside the frame. Glue the second butterfly on top of the first, but do not glue it down completely. Only add glue to the body of the second butterfly. Cut out the body, front wings and parts of back wings of the third butterfly. Glue the third butterfly on top of the first two, gluing down only the body and not the wings. Allow to dry before bending the wings of the second and third butterflies upwards to create a 3D effect.
  15. 3D Ornamental Butterfly Birthday Card - glue a butterfly to the card inside the frame, partially glue down a second butterfly, and finally, the front wings, body, and part of the back wings of a third and glue in place - body only not the wings, allow to
     
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