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You've created the background, now let's make a card
This is the basic card making techniques used to create the card shown in the Soft Pastels Background Technique tutorial.

Posted by Peg R. from Moline, Illinois, United States • Published See Peg R.'s 46 projects »
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  • How to make a greetings card. Butterfly Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Create the card base by cutting the cardstock to the size of the card you are wanting to make. This card is a 5" x 7" card.

  • How to make a greetings card. Butterfly Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the card base. This sheet was cut to be 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" so it will leave a small area of the cardstock showing. Add some adhesive from the tape runner to the back of the paper.

  • How to make a greetings card. Butterfly Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Adhere it to the front of the card.

  • How to make a greetings card. Butterfly Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    After creating the background using the Soft Pastels Background Technique, add some adhesive to the back of it and layer it on top of the patterned paper. This piece measures 4" x 6".

  • How to make a greetings card. Butterfly Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fussy cut the stamped butterfly that was colored from the Soft Pastels Technique and use a 3-d adhesive to attach it to the card. Stamp a sentiment onto the front using your favorite stamp to match the theme you are creating the card for using a black ink pad.

    Add a handwritten or stamped note to the inside of the card and it will be ready to be shared with someone special.

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