Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Me & You" scrapbook layout // Doodlebug Designs Hello Collection

Hi crafty friends! I hope you are having a great week and had time to play with some paper today!  Heather here to share another project with you using the Hello collection from Doodlebug Designs.   After three layouts, I have so much product left for probably another few layouts!  This layout is of my daughter and husband out on a "daddy-daughter date"...so sweet!
This layout came together so much quicker than normal , but it was easy when I had all of these adorable speech bubbles from the Hello Collection chit chat package.  I couldn't narrow down the ones I wanted to use because they all had such cute messages...so I add them all!
I started with a 12 x 12 piece of black cardstock and started laying down the speech bubbles I wanted to use...spacing them out like a puzzle.  I have been reaching for a lot of black cardstock lately because I love the way the bright colors look against the dark background...Once I had them placed the way I wanted, I glued them down and every other, or just about, I popped up on fun foam.
I even added some of the cute little enamel shapes from the Hello shape sprinkles to some of the speech bubbles to add some texture against all of the paper pieces.
I layered a few of the matching heart die cuts from the same chit chat package plus the itty bitty enamel hearts from Doodlebug tiny little hearts shapes...I love these....they are too cute!  However, because they are so small, I have found using tweezers to place them makes it so much easier!
 To create my title, I used one of the awesome large phrases from the chit chat package which are perfect for any title...I used the "Me & You" die cut...well because it said it all...and to complete my title, I added tiny alpha stickers from Webster's pages.
Lastly, I added some splatters with my Prima Oil pastels for a little bit of messiness and wrote my journaling with a white gel pen.
I hope you liked this layout and are inspired to check out the Doodlebug Designs products over at Butterfly Reflections Ink online store!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Two cards featuring Studio Katia stamp sets

Hi, it's Mona here! Today I'm showing you two cards featuring Studio Katia products. 
First I made the backgrounds with Altenew Coffee Break Mini Inks and Mini Ink Blending Tool on the light brown cardstock. When it was done, I splattered on it with black and white Gesso.
I stamped my images from Floral Trimmings Stamp Set with Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad to another light brown cardstock. I used my Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder for heat embossing. When it was done I colored the image with Coffee Break Mini Inksand I used them as watercolor. 
When it was dry I run it through my Die Cut machine with the Fancy Circle Die two times. I also made 4 Die Cuts with white cardstock, too. For the background I heat embossed words from the Japanese Peony Stamp Set and put all my pieces together.
Thanks for stopping, see you next time. By the way have you seen the new arrival in the shop? Check them out! :) 

Love, Mona

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Neat & Tangled Making Magic

Good morning, everyone!  I am just head-over-heels (no pun intended haha) for this darling stamp set called Making Magic  by Neat & Tangled!  These kiddos are so cute and who could resist their huge smiles and their precious outfits?!  I tend to color my stamped images as if they are my husband and me when they come in a boy/girl pair in a set and this is no exception--so if you ever notice that my characters tend to always have dark brown hair on the girl and sandy brown hair on the boy, now you know why! 😊

This card actually came together fairly quickly.  I started with the adorable characters and went from there.  I stamped everything with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and then colored them with my Copic Markers.  I then brushed my trusty Wink of Stella brush tip marker in clear over her dress, the stars, his vest, her bows, her ribbon belt, and her shoes. I applied a layer of Glossy Accents on top of the hula hoop, her collar, shoes, and bows, the stars, his bow tie, his wand, and his shoes.  These little details make clean and simple cards really pop.

The card base is Mermaid card stock by Lawn Fawn, and the "brick wall" panel is Peacock cardstock by Lawn Fawn. I love Lawn Fawn's card stock, but then again there is nothing I *don't* like when it comes to Lawn Fawn, as I'm sure many of you agree. 😉  I used the Small Brick Wall Stencil by MFT Stamps and the Peacock Ink Pad with my Mini Ink Blending Tool to create the pattern, then cut it out with one of my stitched rectangle dies--I think I'm incapable of making a card without using some kind of stitched rectangle die--haha.  These and these are great options.  I grounded my scene with a "stage" made with the MFT Stamps Black & White Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I popped up my little girl character with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape and stamped my sentiment with the same Lawn Fawn Peacock ink pad that I used to ink up the brick wall background.

Finishing up this post with a little detail shot so you can see the impact of the Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.  Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure you check out all the goodies that are arriving all the time in the store.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

"#Adorbs" Scrapbook layout //Doodlebug Designs Hello

Happy Saturday, crafty friends!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Heather here to share another 12 x 12 layout featuring Doodlebug Designs Hello collection.
With so many beautiful pieces to work with, it is hard to narrow them down to use...I knew I wanted to use flowers and thought I would include the flowers from the collection, but with so many gorgeous patterns from the 6x6 paper pad, I decided to use the scraps I already had to back the flowers I cut on my Silhouette Cameo in white cardstock.   6x6 paper pads are perfect for backing cut files because the patterns are smaller...
This layout is of my daughter and husband at the park and it is not often that my daughter willingly allows me to take her picture so I was pleasantly surprised when she agreed to these while we were at the park....and they came out wonderful!

 To create my background, I used colors from the Prima Oil Pastels and smooshed it with some plastic packaging.  I wanted the color to peek through the large heart I also cut on my Silhouette.  To give it some texture, I hand stitched the border of the heart with some white thread.  I layered my photo with a couple of the patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad and popped it up on some fun foam.
 The title #adorbs is from the Hello chit chat embellishment pack which was perfect! 
I added some of the sweet little hearts from Doodlebug heart sprinkles to the center of the flowers which added the perfect finishing touch! 
Since there was white space on the top left of my photo, I added one of the speech bubbles from the same chit chat package and layered some hearts from the Hello Odds & Ends pack.  
I created two clusters of the cut file flowers backed with patterned papers to the top left of the heart and under my photo for balance.  I only glued the center of the flowers in order to allow the petals of the flowers to lift for more dimension then tucked in some of the leaves.
 I love that the leaves have gold foil as does some of the flowers and other embellishments included in this collection.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my layout and are inspired to check out this collection over at the online store.  There are so many cute pieces to work with!
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this post and I will be back next week with another project!.  
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Friday, May 18, 2018

So Colorful!

Hey y'all! Kelli here again sharing two bright and cheery cards for you all! I used the leftovers from the first card to make the second card!
First, I die cut several different colors from the Box of Crayons 6x6 Paper Pad by Shimelle using the Pattern Happy Colorful Day Dies. Then, for the blue background card, I stamped the Pattern Happy Cloudy Day Background Stamp on Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock using Lawn Fawn Mermaid Ink. I stamped the sentiment from Pattern Happy Colorful Day Stamp Set.

 For the second card, I used the left overs from the previous die cutting and glued it on to white cardstock. Then, I stamped the "hello there, friend" sentiment from the Pattern Happy Suntiments Stamp set and die cut the "Hey There" from the Concord & 9th Hey There Die.

Super easy to get two for one cards! Thanks for joining me and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Butterfly Friends

Hi everyone! Amy Copeland here with my first post as a design team member for Butterfly Reflections, Ink and I'm so excited!  Butterflies, with all of their symbolism and beauty, have always had a special meaning for me, so I thought it was appropriate to include some gorgeous butterflies on my first DT card.  I pinned this awesome inspirational saying many years ago (it's actually modified a bit--I believe the original saying is ,"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly"--Tansamal) and I thought it would be the perfect sentiment for my card.

I started with the absolutely gorgeous new stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh called Butterfly Friends and used my Copic markers on the line drawn stamps and some beautiful Lawn Fawn Mermaid and Peacock ink on the ones with a coordinating solid stamp to fill in the wings.  I used the coordinating dies to cut all of them out. I brushed the Wink of Stella clear brush tip marker on all of the butterfly wings, then used Glossy Accents on some of the wings and on all of the butterfly bodies.

I used the only photopolymer alphabet stamp set I have to create the sentiment, Harold's ABCs by Lawn Fawn. I couldn't find that particular set in the store, but there are plenty of options over at BRI if you want to create a similar look. I just quickly searched and any of these would be excellent choices. The black ink I used for the butterflies and the letters is Jet Black by Lawn Fawn. I loooooove this black ink!

I created my card panel using Distress Watercolor Paper and used a water brush to lay down some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide with a high concentration of water for a subtle effect. I put the piece of watercolor paper inside my Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables and ran it through my Big Shot just for the stitched effect, since the watercolor panel is exactly A2 sized and it didn't actually cut anything. Here is a link to a cross-stitched set for a similar look.  I glued the panel onto a white top-folding card base in A2 size (4 1/4 by 5 1/2).

The final touch was a scattering of Pearl White Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. They have a lovely irredescent glow that picks up colors around it to pretty much coordinate with any cool-toned project.  I adhered the gems with my trusty Multi Medium Matte and handy Quickstik

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Have a wonderful day and I will see you next time. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Watercoloring Die Cuts

Hi everyone, Lindsay here! Welcome to my first ever blog post! I'm so excited to be joining the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team for the 2018 summer term! My card for today is using Hello Bluebird supplies. I think we can all agree that this company is one of our new favorites! Here is my first Design Team order, all Hello Bluebird! 
They also have a new release coming this week, which I can't wait to get my paws on!

For today's card, I used the Tropical Foliage Dies. I first water colored two whole panels of Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper using Gansai Tambi Watercolors, one in a green theme and one in a more blue theme (shown here). 
I added accents of Gansai Tambi Starry Colors to add in some different gold elements into the watercolor panels. I also added in a lot of splatter using Black Soot Distress Ink and a white gouache. Honestly, I'm splattering everything right now, it might be time for an intervention because I have no plans to stop. After everything was nice and dry, I took out the Tropical Foliage Dies and got to die cutting.
I didn't want to waste any of the beautiful watercolor paper so I carefully arranged all the dies to get the most bang for my buck.
How pretty are these dies! So perfect for any summer card making needs! I then started to arrange all of the die cuts and since I had enough for two, cards, decided to try two totally different backgrounds. So I did one with a white background and one with a black background. I needed my sentiment to stand out so I used some bold greetings from The Stamp Market from the You are My Fave Stamp Set. I stamped onto the background panel with the MISTI using Versamark Ink and heat embossed using Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
I adhered some of the leaves using Multi Medium Matte and some of the leaves using Foam Tape for some added dimension.
As a final touch, I've added in some Metallic Gold Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. If you guys haven't gotten any of these new jewels yet, now is SERIOUSLY the time. Go get them! They're amazing!

Here is my second card, using a totally different color theme, but all the same process.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my very first blog post! There will be lots more to come!
Love, Lindsay