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