Sunday, 13 November 2016

Butterfly Quote & Quicksilver

The latest theme at The Butterfly Challenge is Quotes and/or Quick Silver. For this card I've used a technique that my friends Pam & Cally introduced me to a little while ago and I know that they got it from a class they did with Clair Matthews. It's great for masculine cards but I thought I'd try a more girly approach and this theme suited it perfectly

The basics are silver tape and plasterboard tape, both of which can be found in DIY stores (or hubby's toolbox) but I got mine in In-Excess:

The other things you need are die cuts and alcohol inks. You basically stick the die cuts to a sheet of card adding pieces of the plasterboard tape for texture and then cover with the silver tape, go over the whold thing with an embossing tool to make sure the tecture comes through before colouring with alcohol inks. For this one I then used the blending solution to remove the colour from the butterflies and flower (the butterflies and flowers are cut from snippets so I'm taking this to Pixie's Playground too. And the new challenge st PaperArtsy is Alcohol Inks and Pens so I'm entering this there too

For masculine cards I usually use die cut cogs and screws / hinges cut from cereal boxes:

This one just has some odd chipboard shapes that I would never have used because the colours were awful

So thanks Pam, Cally and especially Clair for this great technique


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous collection that you've made, love what you've done with the tape.

    Sue xx

  2. I have seen a technique just using the silver duct tape(which I did buy a roll of in readiness)but you have taken it to the next level here. I love the effect it has the butterflies and the colours using the alcohol inks are fab. Just spent Sunday learning how to use a spray gun!!! (If I get one it will definitely being used out in the garden on a very long lead!!). Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. hugs Mrs A.

  3. What a stunning idea Kim - and such great results too! One to try for sure. Just wondering how you did the actual embossing to get such crisp relief - I can't make my mind up as the result is just so evenly done.


    Di xx

  4. Gorgeous collection of cards. Another technique to add to my 'must try' list

  5. A fabulous card and a great technique. Thank you for sharing with us at the Butterfly Challenge.
    Kath x

  6. Fabulous cards and a great technique. I have a roll of both these items stashed away somewhere, it might be time to dig them out again.
    Jean x

  7. Great cards Kim. It's a great technique and I love your take making it female. Xxx