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Friday, 13 November 2015

Take Flight

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well? Are we all prepared for this 'Abigail' storm they reckon we are going to have today, if weather history is right then we shall get it here tomorrow, we always seem to get it a day later than said!!! Keep yourselves safe wherever you are.

Now my card today is another I have done for Sheena's  day deal starting on Monday at 9am on Create and Craft showcasing some wonderful country flowers stamps and dies and a beautiful Dragonfly and Butterfly. This one is showing her Butterfly, I have used it on shrink plastic to show a scene.

I started by doing the background using Sheena's stencils along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I then went round the edge of the card with Black Soot. Once dry I cut it into three strips and layered them onto Gold Miri card, best to make sure you have a card big enough to fit the three strips and the mount to leave a gap between each one, then I added foam tape to the three images and placed them on the card as seen.

I stamped the Butterfly twice onto shrink plastic, coloured them in and left to dry overnight, you cannot dry these with a heat gun obviously!! lol! It did take a while for them to dry but once they are dry just heat them with your heat gun and watch the magic before you eyes. I made the mistake of folding the butterfly before heating then had a job opening up the wings so it may be better to fold after you have shrunk it. Whilst still warm, which isn't very long, I shaped their wings how I wanted them to make them look in flight so to speak. I then attached these to my card with 3D glue.

There you have the finished card, one for many occasions I feel.

Please do look in on your TV on Monday or one of the following three days to see the stunning creations made by the rest of the Design Team.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Beautiful Jacquie! I love the deep rich tones you used and the gold backing is such a perfect idea for highlighting your panels! Shrink plastic butterflies, haha, awesome!! You rock girl, now when are you going to do your next mixed media piece, your biggest fan wants to know!!! hugs my friend :)

  2. Oh Jacquie, this card is stunning, I adore the scene and lovely colours you have used. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Gorgeous card I must try this effect

  4. Hi Jacquie
    Terrific scene design and I always forget about shrink plastic.
    Will have to hunt thru me drawers (not those ones lol!)
    Was windy here yesterday. Spent a few times chasing the A frame ad board outside the shop around the retail park lol!
    Ang x


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