Clean and simple Butterfly greeting card plus tips for using metal dies

Some things are created just to be admired. Such is the case with our beautiful new Butterflies Thinlits Dies. These babies cut some gorgeous detailed butterflies. This clean and simple card shares the smaller of the two detailed dies... I'm in love...

Even in Basic Gray card stock, it's something else - isn't it? Here are a few notes that will help you easily use metal framelits and have you singing their praises:
  • Edited 1/18: For easy use of metal framelits, layer your project as follows (from the bottom up): Clear acrylic plate, dryer sheet, card stock, waxed paper, framelit, top acrylic plate. Now run through the Big Shot - the negative pieces of the design will come right out of your framelit!
  • Use the small end of a stylus to pop out the extra card stock pieces (if any remain), leaving the die cut in the frame as long as possible. (This makes it easier to hold onto and makes it less likely you'll bend the delicate design.) Many of the pieces will fall out on their own, but a few may need a gentle nudge. Lastly, gently push on the little dots of the frame; they are there to help you remove the finished butterfly from the die.
  • Bonus Tip: You will be left with a waxed paper butterfly as well as your card stock piece. You can use these waxy butterflies (instead of crumpled wax paper) with the Waxed-Paper resist technique to create a unique background for your project. (The link will direct you to a video tutorial created for splitcoaststampers.)
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Adriana B.

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