Friday, March 18, 2016


Hi Everyone

Today I want to share a card I made for my monthly club. We meet each month and we have a challenge item that we are given and it is up to the individual members to come up with a card/project  using that item and bring it to the next meeting. 

Last month we were given a few die cut butterflies, cut from black CS.

Well since foiling is so big right now I decided to use 2 butterflies and foil them,
but foil them two different ways.

This butterfly was foiled using a glue pen, I added the glue all over the butterfly and I then laid the pink foil over the butterfly and mushed ( that word is one of my Barbara-ism words...  LOL) the foil down on top of the butterfly. I made sure to push with a little force and then I pulled the foil up and presto - it was foiled. Easy peasy

I liked the fact that it wasn't foiled all over - it looks kind of distressed. Just the way I wanted it.

OK, for the smaller butterfly  I decided to use my laminator and a Heidi Swapp toner pen. 
The laminator I have is electric and has 2 heat settings and I ordered it off Amazon and only paid $20.00 plus shipping. What a bargain.

I used the HS toner pen and applied the toner over the butterfly . Since the toner is black and the butterfly is black CS, it was somewhat hard to see if I had toner over the majority of the butterfly.I placed a gold foil sheet on this butterfly and then fed  it into the laminator 
Here is  what I got.

Again a distressed look and that's what I wanted. That laminator works great. BTW, I used a Heidi Swapp transfer folder to feed the butterfly thru the machine. Works like a champ.

Here is the completed card

I cut the front panel and used white paint and sponged it over stencils to make the  interesting background, My strips on the side and  bottom  of the panel are from a watercolor paper piece I made a long time ago using various sprays. 
I just cut the water color paper into strips and laid them over the panel.  
The Stamp is a two step stamp from Rubbernecker. 

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Field of Poppies, Freehand Border
Paper/Card Stock
:Pinkish Purple CS, Yellow CS
Ink: Black India ink
Dies Used:Butterflies - were given to me so not sure what die was used.
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Gold Foil, Pink Foil, Royal Soverign Laminator, White paint, various stencils

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes (#77)
  • Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #128 Anything Goes with a twist: Spring is in the Air (#31)
  • Lemon Shortbread -Always Anything Goes   (#40)
  • Retarte  - #72 - Anything Goes (#36)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#86)
  • Try It On Tuesday  -  Nature (Week 1) (#22)
  • AuroraWings Challenge -  My Favorite Season (#29)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#157)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#169)
  • Ooh La La Creations -  (Week 1) Spring is in the Air (#26)
  • The Crazy Challenge - (Week 1) Flowers (#47)

  • Thanks for stopping by today. 
     I would love it if you would follow my blog. 


    Desire Fourie said...

    Just gorgeous and I love the lush butterflies.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

    I'm here from Try it on Tuesday and had never heard of either of these techniques. I enjoyed learning about both and, although they were both different, both butterflies are truly lovely. And of course, nothing says nature better than butterflies. Your card is so charming.

    froebelsternchen Susi said...

    What a fantastic project! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

    Angela Jones said...

    Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
    I can’t wait to see what you create for our next challenge.
    Angie DT
    Craft Your Passion Challenges

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Beautiful butterflies Barb! Thanks for sharing how you did them. Lots of eye candy on this card. The flower image is stunning too.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    What a beautiful card. I love the flowers you stamped on the card and adore those butterflies. I have never tried foiling as I always though one needed a heat machine and a printer that used toner ink. Both of which I don't own. But I might be able to try some glue and get a similar look. So thanks so much for sharing. Will any glue pen work? I have a couple in my stash.

    Meggymay said...

    A fantastic piece, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne xx

    Dewi Lestari said...

    Fabulous! Thanks forjoining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

    Mar Margik said...

    A fabulous card with beautiful colours! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar DT

    zandra said...

    Very pretty, love the foil technique. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

    DonnaMundinger said...

    What a lovely Spring card, Barbara! Amazing work with your foiling technique on the beautiful butterflies. Thanks so much for joining our “My Favorite Season" Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

    Dianne Beans said...

    I love your butterflies. I have never tried working with foil. I will have to give it a try one of these days. I have been doing a class once a month at my local scrapbook store. I will have to try doing a challenge like this someday. I always enjoy seeing your work. It is always so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sue Hickey said...

    Lovely Card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La challenge blog Hugs Sue DT xx

    Sandy Mork said...

    Great card! The foil cards are so fun to make! I'll have to try the HS toner pen! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

    Sara Pyper said...

    This is really beautiful! I love the step by step foiling!! I might have to try that with my laminator!! Thanks for the idea and for playing with us at Aurora Wings Challenge blog!

    Creaine said...

    very nice! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

    Karen said...

    This is just beautiful!!

    Thank you so much for joining us as Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck!

    Karen. DT.

    applejack cards by sue said...

    I love your card and thank you for the mini tutorial on foiling. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT.

    cotnob said...

    This is a fabulous card, lovely butterflies and pretty colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
    I have Birthday candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

    Michelle J M said...

    What a beautiful Spring card! Love the butterflies. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x