Thursday 16 February 2012

Everyday enchantment butterfly frame

Today's project was a gift I made for my lovely friend Leesa's birthday. She loves butterflies, so I came up with the idea to make a shadow box frame with my butterfly dies & I have to say was thrilled with how it turned out.
The whole frame (which I got at Ikea ages ago) is about 71cm x 31cm & is about 5cm deep. The white border is part of the glass & the base sits well below the glass. This leaves heaps of space for some beautiful 3d butterflies. Here's a close up of each window.
The butterflies are of course cut using my fave Beautiful Butterflies die & Beautiful Wings embosslit die. "What's that beautiful paper" you say? Well, the backing & butterflies are mainly the Everyday Enchantment DSP pack,  made especially for Sale-a-bration, teamed with a little of the in-colour Patterns DSP & a little calypso coral & pool party card. The butterflies are finished off with some antique brads (large butterflies) & Sale-a-bration brad pack (smaller butterflies).

The butterflies are lightly curled at the edges & popped up with many, many, many dimensionals to keep them in place - some are 3-high! Here are some angled pics I took before the butterflies went in the frame, so you can see the layers better. Unfortunately, they were taken at night with dodgy lighting, so the colours are a little off.
I was so happy with how it all turned out & even better that Leesa really loved it. I think I'm going to have to make another one for me too. Hope you like it too. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.
I'm out of time for now, so I'll have to show you the matching card I made for Leesa next time.
Until then, thanks very much for visiting & come back soon.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: In case you've missed the Sale-a-bration buz, you can earn the paper & brads I used here FREE during Sale-a-bration, which runs until the end of March.
You can find out more about Sale-a-bration HERE, or by contacting me

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Card/Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), In-colour 11-13 Patterns DSP, calypso coral & pool party card
Accessories: Antique brads, Everyday Enchantment brads (SAB)
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings embosslit die
Other: frame from Ikea


Paula Dobson said...

Di, this is gorgeous! What a lovely gift for your friend - well done you!

H2 :) said...

Fabulous piece of art Di & such a sweet gift for your butterfly loving friend. Gotta love Ikea - the frame is just perfect for your pretty specimens! :)

Debbie Lamb said...

This is gorgeous! What a fabulous showcase for the beautiful SAB designer paper and accessories. I'm sure your friend will love your thoughtful gift.

Sam said...

Oh Wow Di! Lucky Leesa...this is absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love it.

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I love this Di! Beautiful work as usual! I must get myself to Ikea.