Smile and Sparkle

Edited on 7/28/2018

I’m extremely happy that this card was selected as Honorable Addict by Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #296- Anything Goes. Thank you, DTs.

Hi Stamping Friends,

We have a holiday here in Taiwan today - the dragon boat festival. Yay! In addition to eating Zongzi, a triangle-like sticking rice dumpling, I managed to finish a CAS card and I’m absolutely happy about this.

Card Details

1. I used up some of my previously-made mixed media scraps by weaving them randomly and layering as a background layer.

2. Butterfly die cut is by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. Text is by Happy Little Stampers.
3. Gold, Silver Metallic and Sparkle Transparent Embossing Powders are by Tsukineko.

Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great week ahead.

Challenges to Enter


I combined Mixed Embossing Powders Technique and Encrusted Jewel Technique to make my butterfly. Thanks CAS Mixed Up DTs for the challenge theme and the inspirations.

My choice in this card is Die Cut. I must say the embossed butterfly is awesomely shining and sparkling as can be seen below.

I have butterfly, Metallic (Theme) and Mint Green/Medium Blue (Color) in my card.


  1. Hello Helen, what a stunning card and that is an amazing butterfly, the heat embossing technique is so beautiful, I love the bright woven background too.
    Thanks for joining the challenge at BBB, and good luck Kate x

  2. Great triple embossed butterfly. Great card. thanks for joining BBB challenge. Anesha :)

  3. That encrusted jewel technique looks fabulous on your beautiful and shiny butterfly. The weaving is a fabulous background for it too. Thank you so much for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this wonderful card x

  4. Meant to say hope you had a lovely holiday today x

  5. Your butterfly is gorgeous. So sparkly and shinny and looks great against the background. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Love the beautiful sparkle and shine of your butterfly, Helen! The woven background is amazing too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. That looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


  8. Terrific way to use up scraps, lovely CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us a Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Your sparkly embossed butterfly is beautiful Helen. And it look so pretty on top of that colourful background. What a creative way to make a background with weaving scraps together! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. Fabulous card. Thank you for playing at Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs xx
    DT Meena Herale

  11. Your butterfly is gorgeous, Helen! I think it really pops against your rainbow of colors in the background, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  12. Very nice! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

  13. This is beautiful 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 Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  14. Oh my, Helen..Gorgeous Layered Embossing die cut butterfly!! Such a pretty, colorful and artsy woven background with your paper scraps too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  15. Lovely card, with a lovely embossed butterfly,
    Thank you for joining us at back to bacis
    Margaret DT

  16. What a great way to use up all those scraps you can't throw away! Love the sparkly butterfly too.
    Thanks for making us smile at HLS CAS. :)

  17. What a lovely woven background you created for your thickly embossed butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  18. A great Mix Media project. Your butterfly and its splendor are stunning. Rich background also.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS CAS.
    BożenA DT HLS

  19. Beautiful embossed butterfly and I love the design with your woven scraps---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  20. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Create & Inspire for the month of June.
    Crafty hugs
    Maria (scrapsdamaryv.blogspot.pt)


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