Friday, 23 September 2016

White on White

I've been a very inconsistent blogger over the last couple of months, sometimes doing a torrent of posts and sometimes going for days with none at all. It's been that kind of a summer, we've been away a lot, and had a lot of fun at home with the grandchildren, but the younger of my nearby ones started school full-time yesterday so barring any crises, normal service has been resumed. I can blow the dust off my dies and wipe the cobwebs off my cardstock and get stuck into some steady crafting instead of the occasional grab-the-chance-while-you-can binge.

I very rarely make a white-on-white card - I love to see them at shows and demos but tend to forget all about them when I'm crafting at home. So I was pleased that the current Butterfly Challenge nudged me into making one.

The background is embossed with a crafters companion folder and the medallion is cut with a Spellbinders die set. I don't think it shows on the photo, but I've arranged the layers at alternating angles. I've used this die set many times before and only just noticed that some of the waste is obviously designed to be salvaged and used - those sweet little leaf sprigs that I've assembled into corners are waste from the largest medallion.

The butterfly is a Marianne Creatables die, a very old one from the days before holes in dies to poke the waste out were invented. Wax paper doesn't seem to help much with this die, but wiping it over with a tumble drier sheet before cutting makes it less of a chore to get all the waste out.

I am sharing this with

Butterfly Challenge - Wire and/or White on White
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Butterflies


  1. STUNNING! Love this white on white card. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  2. Oh this is so pretty Jane. I really like white on white although I seldom think to do it either. Barbxx

  3. Hi Jane,
    my what a very pretty white on white card.
    The embossing is gorgeous, and your design is super.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. So cute and elegant card.
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge.
    Maria Pilar DT

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.
    ~DT Janis

  6. Utterly fabulous Jane! My planned Butterfly Challenge entry isn't totally unlike this one but I'll just be playing for fun - I have a couple of new dies I want to use for the Playground next weekend. Not this weekend, next weekend! Planning ahead here as am playing 'hookey' for a few days in just under a week's time. Keep your eyes peeled :)


    Di xx

  7. Very pretty card Jane, nicely done XOXO

  8. Utterly beautiful Jane. I love all the intricacies of the die cuts you have used. I have a pot full of waste from die cuts just begging to be used. It's amazing what extra shapes can be made up. I like the corners on this card. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Now I wonder who Di is playing hookey with! Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Well, if you don't know who Mrs A then am in deep trouble 😯

  9. This looks so beautiful and delicate! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

  10. WOW - this is a stunning card Jane xxx


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