Normally I am very patient but I have recently discovered that there is a whole lot more to dies than just cutting out circles etc for shaped bases. I have some new dies on order courtesy of my son but after finding so many new techniques I had to try even though I had to improvise on all levels.
I used a memory box butterfly die and techniques I discovered on outside the box blog. I made 2 projects a card and a sparkly image for my book that I write challenges in.
I cut a quarter of a piece of A4 card and randomly cut 3 butterflies and repeated this for my second project. I removed all the little pieces from the 3 butterflies and coloured the butterflies with pink promarker. I coloured the card I cut the butterflies from with the same pink pen.
I overlaid the base card onto some lily of the valley flowered paper cut just a little larger than the white card so it formed a border.
I them inlaid the coloured butterflies into the spaces they were cut from and added the whole thing to a 5"by 7" white card. I finished the card with a simple peel-off sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The craft barn - clean and simple
glitter n sparkle - things with wings
Crafts and me - spring
Cards und more - spring
Simon says - take a leap into the unknown
outside the box-blossoms and bunnies
(sorry don't yet have any other memory box dies yet hope my improvisation and interpretation is ok)
creative inspirations - pretty projects
Live and love crafts - spring is in the air
My second experiment with this technique required more improvisation. The technique I had seen suggested using double sided sheet to enable glitter to be adhered to the dies missing bits. I didn't have any double sided sticky sheets only tape so I used several strips on the back of the second white card I had cut butterflies from.
I re-inlaid the butterflies and sprinkled each butterfly with a different coloured glitter, the tape worked quite well not perfect but well enough to satisfy my impatience till my dies arrive. I simply added to the front of my book and now no doubt I will sprinkle a little glitter where-ever my book goes.
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges;-
the craft barn - clean and simple
Naughty or nice - at the movies
(the butterfly effect)
shopping our stash - no white paper
Simon says - add some texture
crafting for all seasons-add some sparkle