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Brother ScanNCut Project - Creating Butterfly Cards

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10 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. 01 Butterfly Cards

    • 2. 02 Butterfly Cards

    • 3. 03 Butterfly Cards

    • 4. 04 Butterfly Cards

    • 5. 05 Butterfly Cards

    • 6. 06 Butterfly Cards

    • 7. 07 Butterfly Cards

    • 8. 08 Butterfly Cards

    • 9. 09 Butterfly Cards

    • 10. 10 Butterfly Cards


About This Class


In this class, you will learn how to create these butterfly cards from start to finish using the Brother ScanNCut. The Scan and Cut used in this class is the CM350 or ScanNCut 2. A full list of materials will be provided. You can substitute many of the supplies, making personalized and unique cards using the skills you acquire in this course. 


1. 01 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome to this course brother scan and cut project creating butterfly cards. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and a little bit about the project will be creating in this class. My name is Kimberly Smith. I'm also known as the paper Chef. I'm a crafter. I'm a stamping up demonstrator. I have a block the paper check dot com where I share my paper crafting recipes with the world. And I always love to share my paper crafting projects. And I have a YouTube channel as well where I'd like to focus on scan and cut projects and how they can be used with stamping and paper crafting creations. Now, in this course or in this class, we're gonna be creating these two cards and there you there featuring a stamp set called Butterfly Gala. And don't worry, if you don't have this attack stamps that if you have any steps that with just a salad nice stamp with it was a nice outline around it. You can follow along with everything in this class. So we're gonna be stamping these butterflies not only for the card itself, but to create a mask, which protects the butterflies while stamping the background image on there. Okay, so for that background image, we're using what's called crackle paint. That's another stamp you can use the background stamp that you have and this one I've mounted onto an acrylic black. But you can use a big, giant, wooden block step background, okay. And we're also using a lot of like nice designer Siri's papers and other materials like card stock and thinks so. This is the paper will be using. You're going to use your brother skin and cut to cut out these little butterflies that you're gonna be using to embellish this card. And this paper is called Botanical Butterfly. By stamping up okay, all of the steps will be provided for you, so you will not get lost. You'll be able to follow along. And even if you don't have these exact materials will be. It'll create some awesome card yourself by the end of this, Of course, So I will see you in the next section where we get started by creating the card basis needed for this project. 2. 02 Butterfly Cards: Hello. And welcome back in this video, I'd like to go over all of the materials you will need for this beautiful butterfly card project. Okay, First of all, you're gonna need a brother scanning cut. I'm using the C M 3 50 or scanning cut to it doesn't really matter which one you have. Whatever model you have, you can follow along for this project. Okay? And you're also gonna need a mat to Stepan. Did protect your table. This is a silicone mat. You can get these at the dollar tree. It's just called a big baker's liner. Okay, Now, for the background of your card or for the card itself, what you're gonna need card stock that's thick. And in this case, I'm using Grapefruit Grove a color by stamping up. And then for the madding of your card, you're gonna need something thin but white. And that's gonna be a layer. And I'm using whisper white card stuck by staffing up. And then you're going to need some thick black card stock that's gonna be used for stamping mask. Later. Any thick card stock will do. We're gonna need some extra pieces of scraps that will coordinate with your project because we're gonna be using these for making the little banners on the card that I should be on the cards that I showed you. And so just little coordinating colors of scraps and will cut those out. And then you need a piece of pattern paper for embellishments. And this is botanical butterfly by stamping up. Okay, so they're all the different kinds of papers you need, but you can gather. What do you have? The exact ones I'm using or not? You can still file along with this project. Okay. You're gonna need stamp set this we're gonna be masking. We're gonna be creating a butterfly, uh, mask using this stamp here. Okay, So you needed a stamp with well defined lines like this butterfly. And it's about the kind of the bigger the better reason. Butterfly gala. By stamping up, you need a background stamp for texture. I'm using crackle paint by stamping up, and whether or not you mount, it depends on your preference. But I mounted mine onto a acrylic black. But you could also buy stamps that are already mounted on wood or this piece a foam comes up and you could put it on a a stamping precision tool such as the Stamper, Addis or Misty. You can actually mount this very easily onto one of those stamping tools. Okay? So along with the stamps, you need ink. I'm showing you the kinds of ink I'll be using for this project, and you know, it's up to you. What colors you choose. But remember, all of your colors should coordinate with your card stock because that's the point of making a beautiful card. Is that everything? Coordinates. Now I'm so I'm using Grapefruit Group. Because remember, that's the base color of our card itself. I'm using Heidi and Heather. Okay. All of these colors. I'm showing your all by stamping up. I'm using balmy blue. This is how we're gonna color in the butterflies in this project. Great granite. That's for the background. Also, our initial butterflies. Okay. And then for the stamps, which will be using for scanning. I just have a nice black income memento. Black. That always helps. It's always good to stamp in black when you're gonna be scanning. Okay. So, in addition, you need acrylic blocks to mount your stamps onto my butterflies mounted already, but I'll show you how to do that. So any any occult with black virtual fit your stamps and then you need some sponges. Now there's different kinds of sponges, but I prefer I prefer these sponges. They're like for distressing, But that's the kind of sponges I prefer. But it may be that you have a different preference. Maybe you're used to using these little fingered finger sponge dubbers by stamping up or by another company, and you put them on your finger, which I like using, too. But I like thes a little better cause they give me better coverage. So you might want to use this kind of sponge or even, you know, kitchen sponges will do for the techniques I'm gonna be showing you. All right now, Leslie, this is just icing on the cake. Bullish? A couple more things. There's there's a cutter. But Leslie, if you if you want to put like some glitter on your project, this is a glitter pen on that is glitter pen ISS called wink of Stella. Okay. Now, to make the cards itself, I'm gonna be showing you how to use a scoreboard and a paper trimmer so I'm using. This is my paper trimmer by ticket, and my scoreboard is called simply scored by stamping up okay. And I always have always have things on hand, like scissors that he says, glue. Whenever I'm making cards, they adhesive, I prefer for rolling adhesive is advanced tape bladder. Then when I pop up the objects later, I prefer stamping up dimensional. That's to prop up. You know, my butterflies later. These your little ones. Okay, so these are just all kinds of things I used for card making all the time. In addition, I have I have a Bone folder, which is traditionally for car making, but and you could score. But since I already have a score tool, I like to use this this cricket spatula where, especially by the pampered chef, I like to use the specialists to make my cards flat. I'll show you how I use those and then finally, finally, finally you're like this is a lot of materials, paper chip, and it is. But you can follow along and with the materials that you have and just do the best you can with whatever you have. I like Teoh do other things like I liked around the corners. When I'm making my sentiments and my little banners, I looked around the corners. I like to put little little shapes at the end of my little banners on my cards. Okay, so this is just extra punches. I have. But you could do those same things. I'm gonna be showing you with scissors as well. All right, I'm gonna be clearing off my table, and we're gonna get to work on making those card bases in the next video. Thank you for watching. 3. 03 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome back in this video, we're going to create the two card basis we need for our butterfly card project. Now you may be wondering why we're not using the brother scan and cut for this. And it's a simple reason. When you have an 8.5 by 11 piece of card stuck, you can get to card bases out of it perfectly. So if you were to instead use the brothers can and cut to cut out your card faces, you would be wasting you would only get one. It would be somewhere in the center, and you'd be wasting a lot of cards stuff. So let's just do it the efficient way and use a paper trimmer. So I'm opening up my cricket paper tumor, and I'm the one. The one length is 11. The long life is 11 so we're not the long length. The length is 11 so we're going to say 5.5 inches is what we're cutting. Okay, so we're going along the length side and we're cutting 5.5 inches, and I'm just going to show you that close up. See, there's the trimmer 5.5. Now we have to equal pieces, and that's all we need to dio for that. So with each each piece is 5.5 by by 8/2. Okay, so we can shut that. We don't need to trim anymore. We're gonna get our score, and you might have a tool that does cutting in scoring, which is great. I like to use my my skirt simply school by stamping up because I already have. Look, a little marker that always tells me where to score. It makes it very easy and mindless for me to not think about it. But you're scoring at 4.25 Now I'm using the scoring tool that's built in okay for the and I'm going to just score, okay? And it's gonna make a little valley meaning an indentation. So you want a fault when you score than you fold up to make the mountain, and it's kind of counterintuitive, but that's the way you do it. That's the way the paper. You have the best results with your paper. Now I'm gonna take I told you about my crickets, bachelor. I'm gonna take this is just something that came into my cricket tools. And I love it for making my cards really flat if you don't have one of them. I'm also have a paper chips pretzel. And if not, you can use your bone photo a bone voter pool to make your card nice and flush. Okay. Bone folders are also good for scoring. Okay? I'll score this time of the bone folder in case you have one. And that's really good for scoring. Okay, 4.25 And I'm just gonna fold that card. So now what I have is a 4.25 card by 5.5, 4.25 by 5.5. Why is that important? Because next, we're going to cut the the mats out of whisper white card stock, and we're gonna always go 1/4 of an inch in, so the mats are always gonna be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the card. Okay, great. We're on a roll working on our butterfly card project, and I'll see you in the next video 4. 04 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome back in this video, we're going to take another 8.5 by 11 piece of card stock, its whisper white. And we're gonna create four mats that we need for our card basis. And we're only creating for because we're going to use a couple for cards. We're gonna have an extra, and we also need to stamp on one. Okay, so that's why we need four plus when you have four will fit on the papers. So that's why we use for I'm turning on my brother skin and cut, In other words, why we're cutting one. You might even Maya's well cut for because that somebody fit. Okay, now we're gonna turn it on, and we're just going to the home screen. And I had a stylist here, but that's a cable just used. We'll just use us. So we have a pattern and scan. We're gonna we're gonna go to pattern because we want to select the built in patterns. What we want is rectangles for our card bases. So we're going to the shapes one, and the 1st 1 is a square, but we're going to turn it into a rectangle the way we do that is by clicking on this button here. If you don't click on this button when you re size the with or height, it stays in proportion because it's a square. But we wanted to be a rectangle, so we want the height and proportion not in proportion to with. So we check off this button here and then we work and then we can actually go. And we can say the height is going to be four because it's 1/4 inch smaller than the car days and we'll show you that when we're done for by 5.25 Okay, it's all because the cars we just made were 4.25 by 5.5, and that's why we're having it. Thes mats be 1/4 inch smaller. We need four of those. I know four will fit on our Matt on our 8.5 by 11 piece of paper. Now it's very important to make sure I'm actually I think it puts a little bit of an extra margin on the left, so I'm going to go ahead and select them on. Move him over just a smidgen because we don't really have much wiggle room here at 11 inch mark. So I'm gonna select him all by clicking on this button here and selecting them all because it's just draws a rectangle around them. They're all selected, I say. OK, now here is the tool, which has the four arrows in different directions. That's how you can nudge nudge means You're just moving your items like one pixel at a time . So that's what nudging is. And I'm just nudging them to the left a little to give me a little bit of room on the right side. We say, OK, I I can now put my card stuck on the Met, not having to worry about whether or not it's going to cut off my you know, my thes mets. All right, so let's put it on the Met. And if you're met is not very sticky. You can do a couple things you can use the Breyer. This is my brother. You can roll it. We just move this another way and you can roll it in, which will help your mat stick to help your card stock stick to the Met. Okay, you could do that. Or you can just use painter's tape or something to stick it. But I think I think this is gonna do it. I'm pretty confident this will stay. So let's go over to the machine and we're gonna hold your hand here when you load it. And the load button, in case you're I'm not familiar with all this shit is just right here. So I'm clicking. Load met. Okay, Now, because I'm using whisper weight card stuck, I'm gonna use a blade depth of about four. That four is usually gets a force good. Depends on the humidity. Depends on your location. A few factors, but four is a blade depth I've been using, which successfully, lately, with the with the whisper white card stuck, I'm gonna say, OK, I'm going to say cut and I'm gonna say start. And while it's cutting, I sometimes just like to make sure that paper doesn't slip. I'm just used to the mess not being raised again. That's why I have my little methods of doing things. But it seems to be sticking the Mattis sticking pretty much. And it's cutting out. And the blade depth seems to be fine because it's cutting all the way through. Kate, when we're done way, say unload, we'll finish cutting its OK, unload the Met. And then here here's our Matt and you just pick the corner of it off. You can use your special your hand and I'm just feeling the match up and off comes my little card basis, and I'm gonna get that great fruit grew about to show you They came off the these car bases came off the mat very easily. So we're going to look at this. So here's our card basis. I can't attach them yet because we have a lot more work to do. But I just do want to show you this. Now you have a perfect a perfect card. Met. No wonky nous, no worrying about your paper termer not cutting a straight line, but was when used the brothers can and cut. You get perfect mats every time. So it's great for matting and layering. All right, so that's it for now, and we'll see you in the next tutorial. 5. 05 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome back in this section, we're going to stamp the butterflies onto our card basis. Let's get started now. I have already taken the acrylic stamp out of this set, and I've actually it was connected and some of these air connected because there's a coordinating punch with the set. But I went ahead and cut the's apart. Michalik stamps, which is just a personal preference. I like this butterfly to be single for some of the projects I'm doing with it. It was just easier that way, so I cut it. But you could have left it together and and just use, like, tape over it while you're stamping. Okay, But that's another story. Let's this mount this onto my acrylic black, this acrylic stamp. And I'm now thinking onto my clear block. Okay, good. And this is just so you know, it's the letter D blocked by stamping up to see new all the materials I'm using. I'm using grey granite because I want the back the butterflies to be the same color as the background that we're using the crackle paint background for, and I'm just gonna go ahead and put a few random butterflies on this and the one on the top is going to just go off the page a little bit. So it's better when you stamp to stand over something. Some just Kinetz didn't over this first cycle while I stepped. Okay, Okay. I like it. And the next one's gonna go about here and just kind of told them different ways when you to stand firm and then I'll do another one and I'll tilt it that way. And I'm leaving room for the sentiment which will go in this section and every car. It'll be a little different, which is good. So you want your cards to be unique and, you know, just to protect my table, I'm using just a baker's liner. You can get them from, like, the dollar tree. It's like a little piece of rubber that rolls out for baking. But, you know, I'm more of a paper crafter, as you know than a baker. I'm gonna just do a couple more of these when you make your cards. It's good to, you know, mass produce saves you a lot of time later, okay? And that's put it since we put to cut off butterflies will put a full butterfly appear. Okay. And the reason I'm going to do one more is because I've already I already have it cut A because I've we've already cut it. But be, um the reason is a case like we mess up on another step, then we already have, like, some good ones to use. So that's why I'm making three of these card bases. All right, So there's one will make this one go off to page a little, and this one will make Okay, this way. All right. I will close My stamp had. So that doesn't dry out and just show you where we're at. We have three beautiful card basis to work with. Okay. Thank you for watching. We'll see you in the next tutorial. 6. 06 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome back. We have already stamped are butterflies that will be coloring and using for our project in gray granite. But now I'm going to stamp a few full butterflies that we can use for our stamping mask. Now, I'm gonna use momento black ink because it just will work better for this game and cut to recognize it with. And whenever you're stamping, it's good to give it a few taps. And then I hold for a few seconds as well for the ink absorption. Okay, that's a perfect stamp again. Tap, tap, tap. I actually look and make sure it's shiny, shiny meaning? I got enough ink on their okay. And I hope for a few seconds let the income off your photo polymer stamp and onto the page by waiting a few seconds. Tap, tap, tap. And we're making their butterfly. I'm just making him a little far away from each other. In fact, it doesn't matter which way I turn it. I can turn it this way. You don't want her touching because later, when we use this this other side to color, you don't want him to be too close together. Okay? I think That's good. Good enough. Now we're going to scan. There's in. All right, let's get our Matt. And we're gonna have our black card stock ready. Okay, Let's just put those on the Met. And don't rub over there with your fingers because you don't want it to. You don't want the ink to rebuff that? You just got done stamping. In fact, now I'm just gonna go ahead and use a piece of painter's tape on each side cause I really don't want this slipping. Okay? And the painter's tape will help us. Okay, Great. Now bring the machine forward. I'm gonna go ahead and load my mat. I'm going back to the home screen and I'll show you that I'm gonna move my camera so you can see that. Cain, I'm gonna zoom out. You get a hold of controls. All right? So when we first turned on your machine, you have pattern and scan. We're gonna go to scan, and we're going to just say, director cut because we're gonna cut out these butterflies. We're actually not cutting up these butterflies. I'll show you what we're doing as we get it as we get there. Temporary storage is on the machine. We're going to say start black and white recognition mode always because there's a lot of contrast between the foreground and background. Now, if I were to cut out the stamp differences, I would just leave him on the weight and cut him out. But we don't want them. We're not gonna be cutting them on the white. We're gonna be cutting them on a piece of black card stock. So really, we're just going after the shape of these right now. Okay? We just say, OK, it's scanned. Um, in it. Selected them all. Beautifully. All three. I'm just going to select the area. What? And let's see, I later Comte de select that painter's tape. I'm gonna ignore small objects, any of those little small bits on the screen just so those little tiny bits go away and I don't have to edit this out, Okay, I'm not gonna put an outline distance around the outside like I normally would dio when I'm cutting stamped images. The reason is I just want the exact shape of these butterflies cut up. I'm gonna say, OK, that's perfect. I three butterflies now I need to put the card stock where the butterflies are and take this white pace of card stuck out. I don't need to waste time cutting it because we don't need this. You could create this stamping mask out of these, But these air to these are beautiful, stamped images. You can use this again for cutting out stamped images and your other projects, so don't waste it now. Don't bother cutting that out right now. Just put a piece of card stuck in its place on right on the Met, but out letting the Met without removing the matter. I mean, don't unload it. Just stick a piece of card stuck in its place and simply press cut. And the only thing to remember is now you're using thicker card stuck. So now we're using the stamping up basic black card stock, so I need to do a blade depth of five because this is regular strength. Or, I would say, heavy duty, not heavy duty card, sexist card, the kind for card basis. So that's why it's a five. Whereas the whisper White Louise earlier was a light card stock. I'm gonna go ahead and say, Start all I'm doing just so you know. And you're gonna see this image is I'm just cutting the butterflies out of black card stuck . We're gonna use those in the next step of our project. Put Black card stuck in there. I took the weight out. We just needed this for scanning only. Okay, It looks good. I'm gonna go ahead and unload the mat. Okay? Unload. That's it. So now we'll see how it came out. So see if that was a good blade depth, which it was. I need these three butterflies because they're gonna be covering up the part that we of the image on our card we want to protect. And then I need the reverse is Well, we're gonna be using all of this everything we just cut out because this is part of our project objective. So we put little painters tape off to the side, and so this you have you have a piece of black cards stacked with butterfly shapes. They're not too close together. So when we color later, colors don't mix and we have the three butterflies. Okay, so we have all of that. What we need for the masking technique that I'm gonna show you and will start on that in the next step of this video tutorial. So thank you for watching. We'll see you in the next video. 7. 07 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome to this tutorial where we're going to be doing some background stamping. We're gonna be using the crackle paint crack. Oh, paints damp set by stepping up. I've already mounted the stamp onto an acrylic black and we're gonna use gray granite to color it with. So let's go ahead and use our way. Have a piece of silicon here. So we're gonna need We're gonna need this part in the next step. Let's just use these three butterflies now. My viewers on YouTube sometimes asked me when I showed them this similar techniques. They say, Oh, why don't you just use sticky note material and you can use sticky note material? You could you could cut out your stamping mask on material that would stick onto your paper and sticky notes would be removable, and you could take him off again. Okay, you could do that. I like the fact that card stock is so adorable and I can use these over and over again. Um, but I also like that I also like sticky note material posted note material, and they have some that shaped like card stock. That works pretty well. So that is an option. So I mean, that's a good question. And I'm glad people asked that, and you might be wondering that, too. And you could also use a removable blue dot at this point that would help stick these butterflies onto your card stock. We're gonna do this a few times. So if you're not clear on what we're doing, you're gonna get to see this a few times in this short video. So what I'm doing is I'm covering up the butterflies. Why? Because I don't want them to be covered with the crackle paint. I want them to look like they blend in with the crackle paint. So now it's a matter of just taking my stamp and rubbing it. Tap, tap, tap a rubbing it all over this. This black. Okay, this is a pretty good stamp. Me, I mean, it's ink pad, which means it's really juicy, and you can see it's really shiny, so it's getting good coverage when I see that I have good coverage and it's pretty shiny. I'm happy with it. I can go ahead and lay that on to my cart base, and I don't want to just drop it because they don't want the butterflies to move. I'm gonna just stand above it and lay it down and push it down. And just like we did when we stamped our butterflies, do you need to just hold it there for a few seconds to let the Inc absorb into the paper? And not only that, there's a little bit of a sponge, a spongy nous on this on the silicon met, which then will help get even coverage. So let's see how that came out. Okay? Okay, that one didn't come out. I mean, it came out good, but I didn't get this whole side, so I didn't have it. Center. But that's okay. That's why we did extras, right? Remember I told you we do extras, so I don't have to redo that hope step again. So we're gonna lay these down this time. I'm gonna make sure that my my block covers, Okay. You can also use the stamper at us, and then you'd make sure or a misty tool In other words, a stamp. Precision tool. Then you would be sure that the card face was covered because it stays in the same spot every time and I do have, you know, lots of tutorials on that too. But I'm not this'll class was not about that technique it was about. This brother's gonna cut in the masking and everything, so I wanted to make sure I didn't. All right, so now that I didn't add a lot of extra steps, Okay, let's I think it's more centered this time. I think I'm gonna get better coverage this time on the step because I didn't have it centered over the card base. And I'm a real crafter like to record my mistakes as well, because I think we can all learn from each other's mistakes, you know, and I don't want to. There we go. That's perfect. I don't want to keep, like, redoing it just because maybe you have similar situations you encounter when you do yours. That's awesome. I'm very happy with that. Okay, Now, let's put that aside and let that dry, and we're gonna do one more. Here's the 3rd 1 We're gonna cover those up again, cover up the butterflies to get them to say they look like they're just coming right out there. Just landed on the paint, which I really like it. Just when you do this masking technique, it just gives an extra dimension to your projects. Okay, you can lay your stamp on the table, or you can pick it up like I'm doing just to make sure because I was reading glasses that I have full coverage and ideo it's very shiny. I'm gonna flip it over. I'm gonna make sure that I'm covering the card again this time, because at one time, I wasn't. And again, I press and I hold for a few seconds and we're making two cards. So I hope this is good for my second card. And if not, you know, we have the card stock we've already cut, which is the perfect size, and we just flip it over and we stepped the other side of it, or you cut it into two inch strips and make it into a bookmark. Ah, very good. I'm happy with that too. Okay, so we're gonna remove the butterfly. So now we have two nice backgrounds we can use for our cards who let them dry a little bit . And then in the next video, we're gonna do some sponge coloring on these butterflies. Okay, So see you in the next tutorial. Gonna clean up 8. 08 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome to this tutorial where we will sponge color are butterflies. Now, just to give you an overview, I've done these ahead of time, so you get to see what we're about to dio. Okay, so I am going to use this part of our mask that we created, and I'm going to cover up. Let's put one here, cover up each butterfly, each of the backgrounds revealing just the butterfly like so and then weaken sponge color over it because it's the perfect size, and it protects the background of the image. Okay, so let's do, too. We're gonna use this. I haven't my sponges already set up, so I'm gonna use Heidi and Heather. That's the color of goodies first, and we're gonna color both of the cards. And instead of just dipping straight into the ink, I'm gonna put some ink on an acrylic block. That way I can control how much ink I'm using cause we feed tips straight into the ink pad . You you sort of don't know how much you're getting each time. Okay, so I tapped a little bit on to the coat black and now stepping onto my So I think that was a little bit too much ink, but that's that's just my personal opinion. So So next time I won't. I'll make this one a little darker, and then I used the left over ink for the next one. Make it a little bit later. Okay? So I'm gonna take the next one. Let's make a little bit of room here, and we'll use that. Same. It looks pretty good, though. I like it. Will use the same part of the stamping mess will use this part, But we're gonna color a different butterfly. Don't like my cars to ever be the same. So this time I'm gonna make the height and Heather one the butterfly that's going off the side here. So we're gonna make it that one there. You know, I don't want the other card to get stains. Will put that off to the side a little bit. And I'm just using the left. Ever think ahead instead of getting anymore because I just want to make this one this car to be a little bit later. We're actually not too much later. Okay? I'm liking it. Okay, so there we we've done the height and Heather. So what you do is you closure, I think just to protect your table. And I have a baby wipe ready just to wipe the ink of my code block. And I'm gonna use the balmy blue next. And I have a sponge that goes with the bombing blue. I have a lot of extra sponges dedicated to my different colors, so that makes my colors okay. I'm gonna dip into the crowd block, puts an income. My my sponge, put the mask over my butterflies. Okay? And we're just revealing the butterfly masking out the background. Lift that up. So it's more inside the few of video here. Okay, That one could use a little bit more ink. There's a little bit on the code book, but I like about sponging, is that you get really even color and that you can just keep adding layers a big to get all the color that you want. Okay. I like it. Now. We'll do it. One from this card, I'll make the bottom one blue. Put it right there. And if you're doing really detailed work, you could always use a little painters tape to get the mass to stay on the papers without slipping. But this is not super detail. These thes butterflies, they're pretty big. Put a little bit of ink on the color black again, and I'm just gonna color. But if I kind of like that happy accident of, like, the middle, I hit the middle first, and it got really dark and the sides of much later, and I kind of like that. It's kind of nice to to see different effects you can come up with. All right, I like it. That one's done. So these colors coordinate like I mentioned because step it up tells you which published coordinate, and they get a lot of research on that. So I'm glad to use colors to coordinate, and I'm gonna use great foot groups. I'm going to put down the great for giving it a white buff. They're killing black, and I'm gonna use get rid of my family. Blue sponge. I'm gonna dip into my I think, and I'm going to get my mask. Okay, That was all right. Good. Good. Put the mask off to the side. Okay, A little bit. Income there. This is definitely enough ink for two butterflies. This one doesn't take much. But I do love this color. Okay, I'm happy with that. So there are butterflies or colored on that card Will put that appear. Now we're gonna do this one. This was the reason earlier, if you recall. I said, keep your butterflies far apart from each other. That way you're not getting the ink to transfer. It doesn't matter, will use this one. You know, if they're too close together, you start covering other parts of the card, but you can always cover that up with your little sentiments and things. All right, but, uh, okay. Dipping into the ink sponge coloring. And I like how that one came out. So we have even coverage, All because of our accuracy of our brother scan and cut, and it makes it come out really nice. All right, so I'm gonna clean up from this one, and we're going to do some more steps now. Like so we're gonna touch these air drying. We're gonna touch these to the cart bases, okay? And then we're going to work on cutting out the pattern paper that we also need to embellish in the next step Gate. Thank you for watching 9. 09 Butterfly Cards: Hello and welcome back in this video, we're going to go ahead and attach thes card mets to our cards. And I just wanted to leave him on the pattern papers. You can see how well these colors coordinate together, and I'm going to attach him to our great for groove cards. Then we're gonna go ahead and cut out the pattern paper using the scan and cut. So I'm just using rolling adhesive, maybe four little rows of that. Yeah, I even like to. I even like to do it on the side. So this is my my method. Whenever attaching car basis. See, there's the ruling. He said You could see it in the light there, and then you stand over your card and you just attach it in, center it so again, even if you don't even have a skin and cutting your chicken, this course you can use all these same card making techniques for all your card making projects. Stamping techniques. There you go. So that one's done well. It's done. I mean, I'm already happy with that card. I have a little blues, much there I could cover up, but I mean, I'm happy with this card as it is, right? Thinking of you or something. It's good. Good. You're good to go. We have a little note coming. That's what we're gonna raid on ours. Okay, so then just again some. And he said rolling adhesive, They're card project is coming together. I'm happy with this so far. Now we're gonna take our cart so these two are done. All right. Done. As far as we need you. We're gonna take thes scan and cut net. We're gonna put the pattern paper on to the scan. It cut, Matt, and we're gonna take our prayer. We're gonna roll it, and that will help. Help it stick. Now, when you're scanning, you never want to cover up the registration marks. Never cover up these numbers. The skin and cut needs those to scan and cut more accurately. I'm gonna open my scan and cut. I'm gonna pull the machine closer. I'm gonna turn it on and load the Met. I'm gonna turn the camera at a different angle. You can see all these steps now. Okay, So when you turn it on, you have you have pattern and scan, and we're gonna be doing skin. Okay, so we say Okay, we say scan. We say direct. Cut. Okay. Direct cut brut. Storing it on the machine. Black and white recognition mood. Load the matter. Start button again. I'm given a little rub as it's going into the machine. We're making two cards. Therefore, we need six butterflies. But you know, my motto. Always make extras. So I think I will make it back, you know, maybe nine or 10 just to have a few extras and and then a few colors to choose from to see how they work and how they lay next to each other. Because that way we're not We're not trying to reduce steps later. Okay, so we say OK, now look how many got selected. But we only need a little bit of butterflies, but we just need a small area of butterflies. Maybe this area here. 123456 Yeah, that's enough. That's enough butterflies. Okay, so I'm selecting this area. I would like an outline distance around the butterflies. Whenever I cut stamped images and pattern paper, I usually select an outline distance of 0.4 That's the minimum outline distance. Now we need to get rid of all these little small bits that we don't want. Now, at this point, we need to get rid of those. We can do a bike nor object size, and we can also edit those out. So we're going to try the ignore object size. Now you want to ignore the small objects, but you don't want to ignore the ones that just selected. You can watch them disappear. That's looks good, and we'll see if we got him off. I say. Okay, it looks like we got most now in this editing mode, which is this little shapes you can click on any little straight bits and trash nous. Let's count how many butterflies? 123456 Yeah, we have more than we have enough that we need. I'm gonna hit cut And before I do, we check our blade Death Always get in the habit of checking your blade death because I would have cut through my mat. We only need a blade depth of three for designer Siri's paper, and we've been using Blake types of four and five for card stock, So we need to play depth of three so I'm glad I checked it and changed it to a three. We hit, cut, we hit. Start on. There's just a few butterflies to cut. Should not take long. Okay, so I'm happy with the butterflies and I just want to say this little chick. So you take the butterfly off the Met and use your little bone voter and you can curl them up a little bit. Okay? So that's what I'm gonna go ahead and dio to the rest of the butterflies. I'll do it one more time to show you I'm just gonna curl are butterflies and we're gonna use him to embellish your car. But I'm just What I'm doing is I'm just curling the edges a little bit, so they just add a little bit of dimension to the cards. When we put him on the card, it'll be a little bit three d. Okay, then I'll show you the next steps will be Attach these to the card and add wink of Stella etcetera. But we need to do those last though we can curl them and we can add the glitter. But we can't really attach them because we need to see where the sentiments will go first. So in the next video we'll go ahead and create. There's the sentiments and the little banners to go on her card. Thank you for watching. 10. 10 Butterfly Cards: Hello. And welcome back in this final video off the class, I'm going to assemble the cards using all the embellishments. We made a little bit of the video got cut off last time, but just to review these air 1/2 an inch little banners, and then the next one up was 3/4 of a niche, and then lastly, these were one inch wide. Okay, so you just take your whatever paper you have the coordinates and you you simply cut them, stamped them, make your little banners and embellishments. And then I think, around the edges, using a bit of Highland heather. And then I used to corn around her punch from a detailed trio. Punch ahead, and I I made the edges a little bit round. Okay, so that's where we're at. I said I was gonna We cut out all these key little butterflies. I said I was gonna cover them with Wink of Stella. That's what I'm doing now. This is a little glitter brush. I'll bring these a little closer so you can see them. But it just adds a nice little effect when you add glitter to something. Okay, so I'm using a clear glitter brush. Now we want about three for each cardinal. We want different colors. You don't want them like I mean, you want different cars. You want coordinating colors like so this is going to be like the great fruit groove. One will not be next to the butterfly of the same color. You kind of mix it up on your card, air it so And we need at least three of each for each card. Because when you do things you do in threes, that's just a design tip. I learned years ago and I don't know where I learned it, but it does seem to look better. And if not, you always have some kind of odd number. So of the same thing. So I'm gonna So I have, like, three of these kind of butterflies. Three of the bigger butterflies if I use Rhinestones. I used three of those, and we can also put a little bit of wink Estella on the butterflies themselves. And we might as well do that. Why we have the brush up. Okay, so we'll just do that. I'm just gonna get rid of this cap. So a little bit of brushing the glitter on. You have to be to its acts because this is clear. He just wanted over those areas. I really like how that turns out. And it also when it dries, it kind of gives it a little of a three D effect. I like how this great fruit group butterfly blends right into the card base. You don't squeeze thes winkle Stella pens. That glitter just comes out ever so slowly. All right, so good. Now we're gonna take our rolling adhesive and our embellish and are stamping dimensional to attach the different sentiments to the card. So you lay them out first. We're going for this kind of look, So we laid we just lay them out. Okay, so we need to trim. We need to trim him. I can see that. And you could just take a pair of scissors. You don't really need to because you're gonna cover. This is gonna be covered up anyway, for the most part, you see, you're covering it up with, like, a butterfly or like the little the little note thing. So you really don't have to worry about the end of it. It's gonna be covered up. So to stick that under there. Okay, something like that. And then the little one in the middle, which also needs to be trimmed a little. And before you would hear it, you always check that. You would do little note, one that's gonna cover that. Okay. And so it's gonna look something like that. I like it. Okay, so we now we can adhere it, so we only need Dimensional is for the final one. For the little note. We don't need them for these little banners. The little banners. You could just use the rolling adhesive because they're gonna be flat. So So you do your layout when inked around the edges, both sides got little in Gotham, so it doesn't really matter which we elect the small side of the of the gingham pattern. And I also really like that every card is unique when you do this technique. Okay, so there's a little note it's gonna go right there, and I'm gonna pop that up with dimensional. And then I kind of liked how I had a little butterfly close to it. So I think I put a little butterfly. One little butterfly near the little Newt and then one in the two other butterflies further away. Now, for the little for the butterflies, we'll see if this big, dimensional fit I think we might need the many dimensional. No, it's OK. It fits. Meaning it hides behind there. So we used the big ones. If it works, Okay, maybe something like that. Okay, Good. I like how it sort of touching. And we don't wanna put this one right next to the great fruit one. So maybe even use that on a difficult let's. Let's try see what other cause we have this'll one. It's nice down here because it's a contrast in color, but it's still one of the coordinating colors that one is, I believe Lemon lime twist. I got this paper. This This paper we cut here is from the botanical butterfly. Set Carol up the little corners and I'm going to put one of these Heidi and Heather ones up there because it's far away from the other one of the same of the same shape. Okay, I like it. Okay, so that card is done. Let's do this card. Okay, let's lay it out first. But D little pieces. We know we need to. We already know. We need to trim them to fit them. Let's mix it up by putting the purple above this one because I don't want the the balmy blues to be right next to each other. And I like how they sort of stick out. Animal. Which one was inked? This one was inked, so that will go there. Okay, let's put that sentiment there and see how that covers it up. We want the thick your sentiment. I like it. Okay. Something like that. Perfect. Okay, so let's I'd hear those. And I always make more than one card at the same time. So that way, its economy of scale, you might go. Wow. Paper check. This took forever to make. Well, no, not really. Because you would've made a bunch at once. You've made four card bases at once with your brother scan and cut. Used one of those for stamping in the three for card basis. You create two car bases at a time with 1 8/2 by 11 sheets. So you just you just making a lot of these at once. Okay, Good. I'm gonna put that here And then I put a little butterfly right up there to cover up the little part sticking out. I use dimensional for this part two of those dimensional Zehr just foam adhesives, something to make it sort of stick up. Okay, so I'm covering up that little part of the bottom and I'm gonna put a little butterfly right there. I put this color. It's fine. One that has some glitter on it already. Here's one. Put that color there only because it's far away from the grapefruit groove. It's not right next to it. And put, I don't put the same color butterflies next to each other. I think I mentioned that earlier. There we go. I like it. And they were going to take one of these, but went up there and we'll put one down here. So keep on going. Let's see what the third color is first, before I decide where to put it, I have to see. I think I need a blue one down there, so I need to put some wink Estella on it. That's too close together for the purples. So I'm gonna put the yellow one up here. I think it's called deaf. It'll delight. I'm gonna add some Lincoln Stella to this one. Well, you know what? When it's kind of what you put your dimensional on first, because that way you're not getting glitter everywhere. So I'm just gonna put that on first, and I've even taken the little sticker off the bottom of it. All right, Good. Now I'm gonna put thes the glitter onto my butterfly, and we attach it down here, okay? She's my little bump photo, because it's kind of with All right, move this out of the way and see what you created in this course. Okay? And whatever paper materials you have, you could have created some wonderful cards as well, using the same technique. So I enjoyed having you here. Thank you for signing up for following through to the end of the course. And I hope you create something really awesome yourself. See you next time. This is the paper check