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


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

  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.


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

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

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

  6. Beautiful card Angie! Love the fancy umbrella!

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  12. Oh wow this is gorgeous. Just love the Asian theme and the dimension on the umbrella. The butterflies is a lovely touch.
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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.

  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!!


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