Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Another Butterfly Pop Up Card

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Mar 17, 2008

Another Butterfly Pop Up Card



This one is a little more complicated. The pop up mechanism is interesting in that the butterfly makes a 90 degree, counter-clockwise turn as the card opens. I don't love the cover. I'm not sure exactly what the problem is. I am open to suggestion on this one.

Tutorial here.

12 comments :

Cornerstone said...

This is beautiful!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, this is amazing! Just found your blog, love all your unique creations! Heidi

Miss Crystal said...

Wow, this is amazing! Very cute. Great job!

Crystal-RCS

SmilynStef said...

What a creative idea and gorgeous execution ... love your moving butterfly.

Lavender Rose said...

Very pretty card, love it!

fabie said...

I think it's the label which seems too straight in regard to the flowers. I would put a small flower on one or two corners of this label.

alice said...

First time on your site, love this beautiful card. Is there instructions?

cpeep said...

The next "newer post" up has the tutorial.

http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2008/03/rotating-butterfly-tutorial.html

Liza Beth Tantuan said...

this is amazing! do you have PDF files for the picture of the butterfly?

Carol said...

It's from here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:European-butterfly_060-VI.jpg

M Parise said...

I can't get the butterfly to fold properly. It ends up with the lower wing bent in half, the wrong way!! Any suggestion to correct thi?

Carol said...

I'm guessing it's the left-hand wing that is misbehaving?

Try curving the wing downward a bit by running the tip over a straight edge (as if you were curling ribbon). It's also possible that you need to trim the edge or tip of the wing because it is catching as the card closes.

Can you send me a photo? Click "contact" on the tabs at the top of the page.