Sending Butterfly Hugs

Hi all! Vera here. This past few weeks I’ve been totally swamped with cards as Caring Hearts Card Drive was in full swing and just ended last week. So, pretty much every evening after work I spent my time unpacking and sorting through thousands of Christmas cards.

So, when it times to create, I feel like I need a little break from Christmas cards to avoid feeling burn out. I need some fresh break. Needless to say, I turn to one of my all time favorite from The Ton, the Transformation.

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To start, I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly image. Then I watercolor this beauty and once it dry, die cut it using the matching Transformation dies.

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Before adhering the butterfly to the card base, I stamped the card base with Delicate Polka Dots Cling Background. I want the butterfly to be the focal point, but didn’t want plain background either. So, this delicate polka dots is perfect for what  I have in mind.

Once that done, I adhere the body of the butterfly directly on the card base and pop up the wing with foam adhesive. Finished by stamping the sentiment (from Peony Laurel set) with gold ink. Clean design with a pop.

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Well peeps, that’s all from me today.  I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration as much as I enjoy making it. Thank you so much for swinging by here. Cheers….

Vera

 

Transformation Shaker

Hello, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a shaker card made using Transformation butterfly and the coordinating cut file. However, there are coordinating dies available for preorder here. Please be sure to double check the ship date field on the drop down menu for approximate shipping date.

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This butterfly is so gorgeous and is loved by many crafters! It’s such a dreamy image and the stamp set has some awesome encouraging sentiments! I love them!

I used the coordinating cut file to cut the shaker window, but Effie recently released the coordinating die for which you can place a preorder.

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I started off by making the front shaker window panel using coordinating cut file on Cricut design space. I cut out the butterfly from an A2 sized rectangle and welded it with a rectangle frame. I then cut it from a white woodgrain cardstock.

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On the MISTI I placed the Transformation stamp on a watercolor paper panel aligning it with the shaker window. I heat embossed the image in Rose Gold embossing powder.  I colored the flowers and the butterfly wing in Peony, Lemon Yellow and Orange Color Burst.

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I chose Flamenco Sunset and Pink Blossoms Couture Mixes to fill the shaker. I adhered some sequins on the image before I assembled the shaker together. Unfortunately I forgot to apply anti-static powder on the side of the foam tape wall, so many of the sequins are stuck there now. I have to make shaker cards more often to remember that 🙂 !

I stamped the sentiment on the front panel in Noir and the card was finished!

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That’s it for today! I hope I was able to inspire you with my card!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments in advance!

Have a crafty day!

TaeEun