Saturday, March 1, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 201 - Metal



Hi there and happy Saturday to you!  I hope you kept safe and warm this week!  We finally had a typical week here with kids in school and after school activities attended. After a full week I am ready for the weekend so let the weekend activites begin with the new  Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!  Our challenge this week is to add metal to our cards!  

I had so much fun with this card!  I started off coloring and fussy cutting the u mbrella.  The tip top of the umbrella was stamped twice more, colored, cut and  layered to create added dimension.
  I stamped the full umbrella image a second time but this time on the white card stock panel for the card and then colored the handle with copics.

I am sure you have guessed that the butterflies are the "metal" I have added to my card but can you guess what they are made of?  

To give the umbrella a 3D appearance I gently curved the umbrella with my fingers, added a foam dimensional pad on the inside and glued down the top and edges.

I wonder what ideas you thought up for my metalic butterflies?  The answer is.......a soda can!  I don't have any small butterfly dies but I would highly recommend using a die for this technique.  I used a punch and had to perform surgery on my punch after each punch! I added a drop of TH alcohol reinker to each butterfly after punching out these little guys.

  With this card I am playing along with SCS  MMTPT291,
which is to  "Bring something that reminds you of New York City". I googled "NYC China Town" and found the majority of images were red and gold however my heart was set 
 on a pink umbrella so I decided to keep my pink and add gold butterflies!


I hope you will stop on by  Speedy Fox & Friends blog and enter your project for a chance to win a prize.  While you are there you can check out the fab creations from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for Looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Umbrellas and FansAsian Delights
Papers: Crate Paper and misc CS
Acces: MS 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch

14 comments:

  1. Great card the butterflies are lovely .............Lis

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  2. Angela, this is a fine example of simple and innovative. Love the color choices and the umbrella is perfect. The butterflies wouldn't be tin (aluminum) foil would they. SMILE.

    Blessings

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  3. Angie,
    Gorgeous job with the parasol and butterflies - love the colour and the dimension you have achieved. A really pretty card.

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  4. Angie, what a beautiful card. I love the way you colored the umbrella. How fun that three of us used coke cans today.

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  5. Never used a soda can. Your card is gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful card Angie! Love the fancy umbrella!

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  7. wow, this is absolutely a top shelf card. i love how you gave the umbrella the 3 D look and popped it off the flat panel like that. great colors. much better than red and gold, IMHO.

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  8. Gorgeous card, Angie...brilliant idea to use a soda can for the butterflies!

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  9. Angie--your card is beautiful and your coloring of the umbrella exquisite! What a brilliant idea to use a soda can to make your butterflies! Great card! TFS

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  10. LOVE THIS! So cool that you made the parasol 3 D. I love it and the little metal butterflies are so pretty.

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  11. Love your umbrella card!! those little gold butterflies are so pretty and your umbrella is gorgeous!!

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  12. Oh wow this is gorgeous. Just love the Asian theme and the dimension on the umbrella. The butterflies is a lovely touch.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  13. Very lovely! I never would have guessed that your butterflies are from a soda can. Love the curved and popped out umbrella for depth.

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  14. Oh, Angie, you are soooo clever!!! A soda can ... I would never have thought of that!! Your butterflies are so sweet and the umbrella is lovely!! Great on giving the umbrella such a lot of dimension and lovely colouring!! Well done!!
    Hugz

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