Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Sound of...... Butterflies!

I was delighted when I saw they the new challenge at Butterfly Challenge is Butterflies & M is for Music notes because for a few days now I've had the germ of an idea for my next Foil Play DT card skittering around just out of reach in my head, and suddenly it all fell into place.

First I sponged the edges of the card very lightly in grey ink, then stamped assorted musical notation all around the outer area of the card, with the quotation positioned so that some of the notes partially framed it.  Then I cut a black oval and edged the edges of both that and the base card with a Tonertex pen. When it had dried, I placed a sheet of red metallic foil over the edges and rubbed gently to apply the foil to the card. (You don't need a piece of foil that covers the card, I used a tiny piece -  just move it around and reposition as needed).

I stuck the oval to the card, then added the die cuts - butterflies cut from red metallic card and the musical stave cut in white and then very lightly sponged at the ends in grey, to make the areas where it overlapped onto the white background stand out.

I'm sharing this card with:
Butterfly Challenge - M is for Music notes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Use a die or a punch
Shopping our Stash - The Earth has music - and they have teamed up with
Words 2 Scrap By - The Earth has Music so I'm dropping in there for the first time too.   


  1. A really lovely card, Jane. You've used that fabulous music die again and just made it creep up towards the top of my wish list! ;-) xx

  2. What a beautiful card Jane - and a great tip too about only needing a small piece of foil, rather than one the size of the card, thank you!

  3. Great card for our challenge this week! Nice design and well executed! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  4. Fantastic . Love the splashes of the red metallic and that music die is perfect. I love how you have angled it across the front and coloured the edges just slightly. Thankyou for fluttering by #,28. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. A fabulous card - I love the red metallic butterflies and the music die is perfect for our 'M for Music Notes' challenge!
    Kath x

  6. Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By! Love how you used the die cuts - great dimension!

  7. loving the spin on flight of the bumblebees

  8. Lovely card, I love the black white and red together! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our joint "The Earth Has Music" challenge with Words 2 Scrap By!!

  9. Hi and fantastic card just the job at Fan-Tastic Tuesday thanks for join us this week very good luck crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

  10. Jane,

    What a lovely card! I was admiring the note-embellished designer paper and then read that you stamped that yourself. Wow! Well done!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By! We're so glad you did and hope you share your talent with us again. :)

  11. Lovely card, with a splash of vibrant red foil. It is great when you can stamp your own designer backing paper. Lynn x

  12. Creative & wonderful! So glad you joined us at W2SB!


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