Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lovely You!

Hi there, 
Today I'd like to share another card with you using the Swallowtail Butterflies Set 856.
I had received this background die (Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds) in a surprise package and was wondering what to do with it, so decided to use some of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Velvet Glitters along with the inlay technique.
I layered a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on a piece of white cardstock. I then put the cutting edge of the die down on top of the SAS. This has the machine use the die to cut into the adhesive but not all the way through the cardstock underneath. I removed the outline of the pattern. The die was then run through again on top of a blue piece of cardstock. I removed the "blue area" of protective backing and placed the blue die cut piece in its place.
There was another smaller die to the set and I cut that out from the inside of the square.
I then removed the protective backing of a few pieces of the die and added Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter. Ballerina was then added to other areas.
 Dogwood and Hyacinth glitter were then added in the same manner.
 A piece of Embossable Acetate was added to the back of the card front where the little window is and then a little "well" was made using Mounting Tape. Royal Purple and Fucshia Crushed Glass were put into the well before being covered over with cardstock. 
The protective backing was removed from the top portion of the card front and a little of both of the Crushed Glasses were sprinkled on before Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added to the remaining sticky adhesive. Cloud Nine was also added to the base section of the card.
The sentiment was stamped in Memento Danube Blue directly on top of the Cloud Nine at the base of the card. The card front was then layered to a piece of blue card stock with mounting tape as the window was up from the base. This was then layered to a white card base.
The butterfly was a left over piece from my butterfly card earlier this month. It was stamped in Versamark on Embossable Acetate and heat embossed with Cerulean. After being fussy cut with the 5" Tonic Mini Scissors, it was attached to the front with mounting tape.
Here is a list of the SNS products used:
Cerulean Embossing Powder
Versamark, Memento Danube Blue
Velvet Glitters: Cloud Nine (GM2000), Ballerina (GM2024), Hyacinth (GM2028), Jasper Blue (GM2012), Dogwood Rose (GM2021)
Fuchsia and Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 51: Butterflies
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #23: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #16: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. 
Stop by again soon, 


  1. Beautiful, sparkly card. I love the stunning butterfly, it makes a fabulous focal point. xx

  2. Wow..I am sure this card must be super sparky in real ! I too loved the butterfly !

  3. WOW! only you know how to use sparkle like this, another masterpiece, such a beautiful card. Love the colour combo too and the butterfly.

  4. Shona, I love everything about your incredibly SPARKLY card! You always come up with the bestest, glitteriest, most people cards. This one takes my breath away -- gasping here -- LOL Love the shaker element (how did you EVER think of that!) and the beautiful glitter places in different places - the textures really show up! Thank you for the tutorial, and for the fabulous inspiration. xx

  5. Shona, Another great project. I love that you made a shaker card and that square in the center does make for the perfect shaker. Your swallowtail butterfly is the perfect addition. What a stunning card.

  6. Gorgeous, love all the glitters
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  7. OMGosh what an amazing card you have made here. So much detail so much bling so much beauty. Love every little intricate piece you have added. Truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  8. Shona this is pure sparkle delight and I love the shaker box and geometric feel to this.
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  9. This is lovely so sparkly Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Wow what a fantastic , glitter card!! I really enjoy your wark that is always so special , this card is really a masterpiece, I love this very much!!

    Have fun!!

  12. Lovely card :)

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  13. Hi Shona! THANKS so much for sharing your beautiful, fun, glittery card with us at Cardz 4 Galz! I love your card and love all the colors and sparkle :) Sure is great to see you playing with our challenge. Good luck! - Chris, DT

  14. Hi, Shona! I'm back with my other hat! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  15. I love, love shaker cards and this one is so perfect!! Wow, all the details and all the work you did was well worth it with the amazing end result...a stunning card!!

  16. Gorgeous sparkly cards. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!