Good Morning all.
Today im sharing a butterfly shaker card. I had the idea of all the little butterflies flying out of the jam jar. All the butterflies were die cut from those tiny little scraps of watercolour backgrounds. Im always loathed to throw away anything from the backgrounds i make with brushos and inks.
Im hoping to join in my first blog hop here which has been set up by Darnell to say THANK YOU to Di who runs pixiescraftyworkshop a blog to help us use up our snippets/left overs/scraps of craft stash. Di invited me to join in the fun last autumn after coming across my blog and saw that i like to use my 'left overs' and i have joined in a few times since then. I was super lucky to win one of her very generous free draws just before Christmas and won a lovely set of stamps & dies. I hope to join in alot more this year and get more visits in to the other players blogs as they are so inspiring with their ideas for snippets. Its a great incentive to use up those snippets instead of hoarding them. Thank you Di and Thank you Darnell too for setting it up.
A5 white card blank. I took a pale blue pattern paper and using shaded lilac DI i stenciled various stars. I added this to the cardfront.
I then die cut the jam jar twice from white card, in one of them i cut out the middle part and added acetate behind it. I added foam tape all around the edge of my window. I then added a mix of orange and clear micro beads and added the second jar die cut to the back to seal them all in.
I computer printed my sentiment and cut into a large strip and added on foam tape to the card front, i then added my jam jar onto to look like its standing on the sentiment panel.
I then got busy die cutting lots of tiny butterflies, its not too bad as the memory box die is joined together so you can cut 5 at a time. Once i had a good mix of colours i started arranging them, adding some flat to the background and others on glue gel with the wings bent up to add dimension.
A few touches of stickles glitter glue to finish.
A close up on the shaker element, i also glued a couple of butterflies to the back panel to help with the feeling of them leaving the jar.
All the butterflies, over lapping them and building them up in layers helps to make it look fuller with more butterflies. Cutting all the butterflies wasn't as bad as it sounds, its ideal one to do on my little baby blue machine on a lap tray in front of the tv.
Memory box mini butterfly die
Kilner jar die
Various snippets of watercolour, brusho, pixie powder coloured card
Poundland backing paper
Shaded Lilac distress ink
Twinkle stickles glitter glue
Id also love to enter the following:
diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2019/01/ch-405-anything-goes - Die cuts used - butterflies, jam jar
papercraft-challenges /challenge-29-bright-colours - bright colours
Well as i type this it is actually snowing heavily here in Cornwall - very surprised. I hope that you are all keeping warm & safe and have a good weekend. Emmaxx