Monday, June 18, 2018

Two cards with Heffy Doodle Wingman stamp set

Hi, it's Mona here! Today I will show you two cards created with Heffy Doodle stamp sets. 

For my cards I used the Wingman Stamps and Dies and the Everyday Sentiment Duos Stamp Set. I think this sentiment stamp set is a must have! I stamped my images with Lawn Fawndamentals Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. 

I picked colorful Cardstocks from Really Rainbow 6X6 Paper Pad and prepared them for card base.  For my first card I made ink blending on the pink patterned Cardstock with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and Mini Ink Blending Tool

Then I made two Die Cuts with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames Lawn Cuts with the second smallest die and glued to my card. I added my colored images to the card. After this I heat embossed the sentiment to the background with Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on a teal cardstock. 

At the end I added some final touches with Uni-Ball Signo White and the card was ready. For my second card I did the same, but without the heat embossing. 

Thanks you so much for stopping, hope you enjoyed it. :) See you next Monday.

Love, Mona

Sunday, June 17, 2018

I've Got Somefin' to Say...

Hello and Welcome!

We're celebrating Father's Day here in the U.S. today, and so I was excited to create a card that reminded me of my own wonderful Dad!

The Butterfly Reflections, Ink store has the newest Heffy Doodle release in stock and if you haven't checked it out yet--what are you waiting for?! SO many cute things in that release!

I used the Oceans of Love stamp and die set for this card in addition to some Catherine Pooler reinkers (in Juniper Mist and Aquatini) to create the scene. I also used a stitched die from My Favorite Things to create the white window frame.

I started out by applying a wash of water on to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel. While the panel was still wet, I dropped in some of the reinkers and let the water spread the ink around, creating the underwater look.

After the panel was dry, I created the window frame and then glued it on top of the watercolored panel. I then used some foam tape on to some of the images and placed them around the panel, creating the actual underwater scene. I also filled in some of the gaps with the bubble stamp included in the set!

I then stamped the sentiment to finish off the panel and glued the entire thing on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

I completed the card by using an old Happy Father's Day wooden stamp from Hero Arts to stamp the greeting on the inside of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy your Sunday!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile

Hello and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink.
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 and today I have a pair of sweet thank-you cards to share with you:

These bright, colorful cards were so much fun to make! I used the fabulous Die-namics Stitched Blooms set from My Favorite Things to create these amazing flowers and leaves.

Next, the inky fun began with Distress Inks in lots of bright, happy colors including:

After inking up my flowers and leaves, I adhered them together with a bit of Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue and gave the centers a little sparkle with a clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.

Once my flowers were completed, I created a black and white background using a white card base and a black mat created with the Lawn Fawn Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop die.

My sentiments and die cuts are from the My Favorite Things stamp sets, All Smiles and All About You.  The sentiment strips were cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Word Windows die set.

That about wraps up my post for today.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and I'll see you soon!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Out of This World

Hey everyone! Kelli here again sharing a card I made for my dad for Father's Day!
This set is so fun and easy to use! I colored each stamp image with Copics and then used pop up dots for extra interest!
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Love Card--New Lawn Fawn!

Good morning, everyone! Amy Copeland here again with a love-themed card using some adorable new products from the Summer 2018 release by Lawn Fawn.  I used the stamp set called You Are Sublime to stamp out all of the cute images using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink onto 110 lb smooth white card stock.  I actually took my Copic markers and my pre-stamped card stock with me "on the road" to my husband's shop and colored them while he was billing out some work--it was a nice way to spend some time with him while also getting to do something crafty.  :)

When I got home, I used the coordinating You Are Sublime dies to cut out all of my images--I just love how they look with the even white border all around the images.  From there, it was a pretty simple process.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to give all of my images some sparkle and shine.  I cut a panel of Lawn Fawn Mermaid card stock with a stitched rectangle die (These and these are great options).  I then cut a panel of Lawn Fawn's Paper Bag card stock with the same stitched rectangle die and used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn to create some "sandy hills" for the bottom of my card. I arranged my images on the card until I was happy with the layout.  I took a picture with my phone so I would remember where I put everything.  :) 

I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment directly onto the card front using Lawn Fawn's Mermaid Ink, then glued everything down with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  I popped up my bottom sandy hillside with Scotch Foam Tape to give the card a little extra dimension.

The final touch was a layer of Glossy Accents on various elements of the card--I used it on all of the eyes, the windows and all the gray areas on the submarine, the hearts, the bubbles, some of the greenery, and on the goggles, flippers, belt, and tank/tubing on the scuba diver.  I then mounted the panel on a top-folding A2 sized card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  Thanks for joining me today--see you next Thursday.  :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose

Happy Wednesday! Lindsay here on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today with a card using Altenew and Avery Elle products. A while back I got this Altenew Build-A-Flower Stamp and Die Set from Butterfly Reflections, Ink when it was sold out everywhere else. I totally fell in love with this flower the second I saw it. I mean, I love all of the flowers in the Altenew Build-A-Flower line, but this one really spoke to me, and I was so excited to be able to get it from Vanessa's shop!

For this card I started by stamping the layering images out using all Altenew Mini Ink Cube Sets. I love that Altenew has these ink sets, that way you know you'll get a gorgeous look with any stamp layering set. (Just a note, the Build-A-Flower Rose comes with 6 layers. I've only used 4 for these images as that's how many ink cubes I had to work with. However, you can stamp the same ink color multiple times using a MISTI and you can get enough color difference using 4 ink cubes to be able to stamp all 6 layers). I actually like the rose with just the 4 layers so I stuck with that. 

After stamping all of the images, I then went to my die cutting machine and cut out all of the flowers and leaves. I arranged my colorful rainbow of flowers onto a card front and decided I wanted some splatter. Using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and Gold Gansai Tambi Watercolors I splattered the whole front of the card once it was all adhered using Foam Tape. I then decided I needed a bold greeting to stand out against the busy background. I decided to use the Avery Elle Banner Bits stamp and Die Set for my sentiment. I layered a black Banner Die Cut behind the sentiment banner to make it pop even more.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have enjoyed my card and that I've inspired you to try some stamp layering techniques! Have a great rest of your week!


P.S. Bonus puppy picture. (Note the treats in hand to make them actually sit down for more than 3 seconds!) :) 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Magical" 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout // Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tale Collection & Reverse Confetti

Hi, crafty friends....Heather here to share a "magical" scrapbook layout featuring Doodlebug Designs "Fairy Tales" collection and Reverse Confetti die set. 
The picture is of my daughter and her friends at her 10th birthday unicorn party.  My husband built a lemonade stand last summer and we turned it into a photo booth for her and her friends to have fun with.   So, when I saw this collection, I knew it would be perfect for my photos from the party!


I started with a piece of white cardstock and created a messy mixed media background using Distress Oxide Inks.  This tried and true technique is so simple and easy, it is definitely my go to when I use white cardstock.
I used Picked Raspberry, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves.  These colors match Doodlebug patterns so well!. To create some texture, I used a stencil from Echo Park called Geometric Heart and texture paste from Dreamweavers.  This texture paste is one of my favorites because it is translucent.  Which means it dries clear and picks up the color beneath it. It is a subtle detail, but adds just enough texture behind my main design elements.
 The idea of making banners popped in my head after I opened the Odds & Ends pack of embellishments.  There are a few banner die cuts included, but I wanted to create several banners and thought the Heart Banner Confetti Cuts die set from Reverse Confetti was perfect!  They are so cute and versatile!  They can be stacked together or used alone which is what I did....a couple of the dies also cut little hearts in the center which allows the color on my background to peek through! I cut about four dozen of the banner pieces from the Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad.

After arranging the die cuts in every possible way, I decided on (4) rows just straight across and temporarily with adhesive so I could stitch them down with my sewing machine.  I liked the idea of bending the up the banners for dimension.  I added an iridescent crystal from Studio Katia to each tiny hole on either side of the banner die cuts which act as sort of the "pins" holding my banners up. Plus, they are so sparkly!
For my title, I pulled one of the large word die cuts from the same Odds & Ends embellishment pack and placed one of the phrases underneath from one of the cut apart papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad. 
I really wanted to use one on the cute paper clips from Shimelle Glitter Girl but they didn't fit right due to the direction the unicorns were facing in, so, I took a breath, and pulled the paper clip off!  I know...very scary, but it came off easy enough and then I was able to place the unicorn over my title on top of a bed of blue thread from my stash.

To finish up, I added clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Bella Blvd puffy stars  and Freckled Fawn scattered about the page.
For even more sparkle....I broke out my Nuvo shimmer pen and went shimmer crazy! on my title, die cut hearts, presents...can't have enough sparkly goodness when they are unicorns involved! 
Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you like what you see and are inspired to pull out a die set to make your own embellishments!  Head over to the online store and take a look at what Reverse Confetti has to offer and pick up some of the adorable Fairy Tales Collection from Doodlebug Designs too!
Please feel free to leave a comment or question...I'd love to know what you think!
Have a great week!