Friday, August 25, 2017

Enjoy your Special day Butterfly...

Hello & Happy Friday Crafty Friends!
I've been busy with work all week
and haven't had time to post anything -
I've also purchased a couple of new things
I've been wanting - (NOT Craft related)
and have been learning how to use them -
I also have some Home Decor projects in the works
so yeah... I've been busy doing things! 😃

Last night I sat down in my craft room and
made a Lovely Birthday card for another
teacher at school - You'd think I'd have a good
stash by now... but NOPE! There is ALWAYS
someone in need of a Birthday card at school! 😃

Here's what I made!

I pulled out some Distress inks for this card - I'm using Evergreen Bough,
Cracked Pistachio, & Shaded Lilac
After coloring up the card front, I pulled out my Misti and
stamped the Beautiful Butterflies (Butterfly 1595-C) from
Victorine Originals - Then I used my Sheer Shimmer Sparkle
Spray (no surprise since it's my favorite) - Then added some
water drops and lifted it off with a towel.
 I used my Heat tool to dry it - 
I then put it through my Big Shot using 
the Stitched Rectangle Die from My Favorite Things
I think it adds such a nice border around the card front....

After that was complete I found a great (Celebrate) word die
from My Creative Time (Cutting it out 3x's) for dimension
Then used the "Enjoy your Special Day" sentiment from
My Favorite Things (Birthday Greetings set) and Heat
embossed it with WOW! Ebony embossing powder on
a strip of vellum - Wrapped it around my card front
and added a piece of Fun Foam to the backside
to POP up my card front on the Purple Card base

I decided to add some Clear Wink of Stella to the "Celebrate"
word die just to tie in with the rest of the sparkle on my card!
And Added some Rainbow Sparkle Jewels & Ice Cube
Jewels from Lucy's Cards with some glossy accents

I really like how pretty the colors blended together and the
butterflies are just lovely - I'm sure the Teacher receiving this
will think the same thing... 😉

I'm entering the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Birthday Celebration

I also wanted to remind you that 
Is still going on, in case you wanted to join us -
You can follow the Theme OR Use the Inspiration Photo
OR Use the Color Combo OR Use all 3!! It's all
up to you and your amazing Creativity!
You don't have to use a Victorine Originals
stamp if you don't have one!

New to Victorine Originals??

You can find me at these links 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Theresa this is beautiful!!!! I love that soft color and shine in the background and those beautiful embossed butterflies... such a gorgeous card hon! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Beth F. said...

An absolutely lovely card, Theresa! It fits that VO inspiration board PERFECTLY. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh, Theresa, you blew me away with this one. So many cool techniques. Absolutely beautiful!


Luria said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love butterflies so this one is on my top 10 favorite cards for this year. Thanks for sharing.


Beckie Williams said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love your butterflies. The whole card is simply wonderful!!

Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love the beautiful butterflies!! Love this, my friend!! So elegant and fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Tracy said...

Such a beautiful card and love the softness of the colours.
My desk is such a mess, I couldn't create anything on it, lol.

Angie Jones said...

Great card.
Good luck with your entry at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
Angie - DT

Regine Karpel said...


Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

Migdalia said...

Beautiful!! I love the pretty butterflies!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! The inked up background looks so amazing! I love the pretty stamped butterflies! Have a lovely weekend!

Lisa said...

This is SO beautiful! Gorgeous butterfly image and love the quiet and beautiful blended background!

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the pretty butterflies and the colors you used!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

mum of two said...

Beautiful, I love the butterfly! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Karla Yungwirth said...

So gorgeous!! Love the butterflies and soft background!

Tracey said...

Really pretty card, fabulous background blending. Yep I need some inks!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful!!! Love the butterflies!!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Gorgeous. Love the ombre effect and your CAS approach. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

This is such a lovely card. Your inking looks wonderful and the butterflies just pop against that soft background. Simply beautiful ♥