Tuesday, 2 January 2018

. . . . . exciting news . . . . . I'm Guest Designer on the My Besties 3D and More Challenge Blog

Exciting news!

I'm thrilled to be

Guest Designer
on the 

I hope you get inspired, create a project and enter the new

Today I have used the super cute
to make a card with fancy folds and lots of sparkle.

The card folds flat, perfect for mailing ...

It has a cute surprise hidden inside ... 

... and here she is.
I think that she is a real cutie.


I started out on my Silhouette Studio design mat, taking purchased cut file (details below), planning and sizing all the panels needed to make these fancy folds, with some extra matted panels inside and out.
The folded card is 4 5/8" wide x 7 3/8" tall.

I created "mirror images" of the front matting panels & butterflies so that I could mat inside the card too.  I also made matting panels to go under the image panel inside and the sentiment panel on the back.  I sized the image and sentiment panels to suit the matting panels.
I cut all the panels with my Silhouette Cameo, except for the image panel.
I prefer to cut the heavy weight blending card by hand.

I printed the image panel on X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers and gel pens.  I added a thick dollop of Glossy Accents to the lenses of her sunglasses.  When the GA set, I trimmed the panel down to size and punched ornate corners in the top corners, with the pattern popping against the black panel behind it.

I added sparkling black micro fine glitter to all the butterflies then adhered them in place on the side panels, inside & out.  Next came the patterned paper layers.  They were a bit more challenging, as the glitter made the butterflies slightly larger, making it a very tight fit.

Here are some more pics to show the fancy folds.
Just click on the image to see it in full screen.


Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img086
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-21-02
Copic markers - hair - E21-23-25
Copic markers - lips - R81-83
Copic markers - pink shades - R81-83-85-89
Copic markers - blue shades - B91-93-95-97
Copic markers - sunglasses - C1-3-5-7
Copic markers - flowers - Y11-13-15-18 +YR61-65-68 + YG03-67
Copic marker - punched flower petals & butterfly - B0000
Kaisercraft Metallic Gel Pens - for her sunglasses
Glossy Accents - to add shine & dimension to her sunglasses
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - White and Black
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #136031
Butterfly Closure Card by Sweet Afton
score board & bone folder to burnish the fancy folds
Fiskars - assorted flower & butterfly punches
black rhinestones
Sizzix Big Shot
Couture Creations - Happy Birthday Title Die
X-Press It - micro fine glitter - Onyx
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere the glitter to the butterflies
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment, butterflies & flowers


Sending a big Thank You to Julie for inviting me to be Guest Designer.
I hope you're feeling inspired and look forward to seeing your entries in the gallery for

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
My Besties Brasil - Challenge #30 - Anything Goes / Christmas
My Besties Deutschland - Challenge #48 - Anything Goes option Christmas
My Besties Francais - Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
My Besties International Challenge Blog - January Challenge - Anything Goes
optional theme"Baby It's Cold Outside"
QKR Stampede - Challenge#276 - Snowman or Snowflakes or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #131 - Anything Goes option Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Something New
my NEW is micro fine glitter - it is an instant ADDICTION,
so sparkly with a luscious almost velvet finish
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Break Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #99 - New Beginnings
optional twist "Use Christmas Stamp for Non-Christmas Card"


  1. Fabulous colouring of this sweet image, Tracy ... and brilliant detailing around her! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Bonne Année 2018! Anita :)

  2. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor Sparkle N Sprinkle. Hugs Jackie DT

  3. This is such a cute design and congrats on your GD and thanks for joining Time Out

  4. Terrific fold! Love that beautifully colored image! Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge.
    Sandy DT.

  5. So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  6. wow this is a very beautiful card Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. What a sweet card! Love the beautifully colored image & the butterflies are an added bonus! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  8. Tracy, this is a great card and super cute image. Congrats on your guest designing. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  9. What an adorable card, stunning design and so beautifully coloured...this is darling! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  10. Wow!!!what a cute card , love the colouring and the details
    thank's for sharing with us at my Besties french blog

  11. Hallo liebe Tracy,
    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Eine tolle Kartenform. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der My Besties Challenge Deutschland. Ganz liebe Grüße herzlichst Silvi

  12. Hallo dear Tracy ,very cute image and delikate card design!Thank you so much for join us at My-Besties Deutschland Design challenge this month! Good luck!
    Hugs Gudrun DT

  13. This is one of the nicest gate-fold cards I have seen.

    Thanks for joining the fun at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    - Teresa DT

  14. Gorgeous project - I love your attention to detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's January "Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!


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