Monday, May 2, 2016

So Fairy Sweet...

Hello friends, and happy Monday! Emily filling in here today while the new Design Team gets themselves settled in. Congratulations, ladies! Can't wait to see what wonderful projects you have to show us!

My projects today are a bit outside of my normal floral comfort zone. It's also kind of an homage to Avery Elle, as almost every product I used was Avery Elle.... love when everything coordinates! Anyway, let's get started. 

My first project is a sweet little birthday card. I wanted something appropriate for a 3 year old girl, so I pulled out the Pixie Dust stamp set. I stamped all of the fairies several times in Versafine ink on some watercolor paper, then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a wet paintbrush to color them in. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I cut several clouds from the Pierced Clouds die set and turned my attention to the background.  

I started with a sheet of plain white card stock. In hindsight, I wish I would have used watercolor card stock, because Distress Inks blend so beautifully on it, but oh well. I blended Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass inks, then added around the edges some Salty Ocean. After arranging the die cuts and fairies where I wanted them on the card front, I added a few sequins from Lucy's Cards and some little stars dotting the background. Ethereal, but still cute, and sparkles. Totally works for a 3 year old girl, right? :)

My next card was kind of an afterthought, as I had extra fairy die cuts lying on my desk and my sequins from Lucy Abrams sitting right next to them. I started by blending Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks on a piece of A2 sized watercolor card stock (not one to make the same mistake twice!). I then die cut the center oval using one of the oval dies from the Sweet Scallops die set. I created the silver glitter frame by die cutting the scalloped oval from silver glitter paper, then cutting the same oval used on the blended panel. 

After adding my acetate panel behind the blended die cut panel, I cut a stitched banner and added a sentiment, again from the Pixie Dust stamp set, stamped with Versafine and clear heat embossed. I used Scor Tape to adhere the fairy die cut to the top of the shaker panel, because I wanted it to look like she was floating on all of the pretty little sequins behind her. The plain white card panel was a little bland behind the cute fairy, so I took some more Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and blended a bit of a halo around where I thought the edge of the oval would be. The final step was to fill the shaker up with some pretty sequins, which I think have been discontinued, but these Blue Topaz sequins would look just as lovely. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today! I again want to welcome the new team members, and wish them luck as they start their term with Butterfly Reflections Ink! Have a great week, friends! 


  1. oh these cards are amazing Emily!! :)

  2. Love these cards, the color choices are simply lovely.