my Crafty Corner
Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw
Friday 17 April 2015
Now for my card which I made today for the Butterfly Challenge where the theme is Butterfly + M for Music Notes. I was looking through my box of odd die cut scraps yesterday and spotted this yellow butterfly cut from some very old irridescent paper. It looks quite dark in the photo but IRL it varies from bright yellow to a reddish orangey colour depending on what angle you view it from. It is quite thin paper with a shiny surface and having taken it from the box it promptly rolled up with the warmth of the sun, so I flattened it under an acryllic block and left it overnight while I decided what to do with it. To day I started by cutting and folding a white A5 card blank landscape style with the fold to left. I die cut the matching open work butterfly and the music notes from some snippets of dark brown pearl card. Both these dies are Memory Box. I used an ancient snippet of yellow patterned paper to make a panel for the left hand side and fixed it in place. I used some Stick It adhesive sheet when I cut the music so it was easy to stick it place. I glued the shiny butterfly in place next and then the body and the open work wings , glueing only in the center. To finish off I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink to stamp the sentiment which is a single clear stamp from Chocolate Baroque. I bent it slightly to try and make it follow the shape of the music.
So now I am going to link this up at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly + M for Music Notes and as I used some snippets I'll hop over to Pixies Snippets Playground, I might just be able to make it before the gates close for this week.
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