Thursday, February 22, 2018

Persian Beauty

Hello Crafty Friends!

 Put simply - I adore this stamp set! Persian Motifs from Altenew - beautiful images, so easy to colour and the colour combinations you can use for this flower are endless!
This stamp set looks stunning coloured with Polychrolo Pencils on Kraft card (by now you will know how much I love kraft card!!) and re-stamped and embossed in gold embossing powder.
I began this card by stamping the 3 flower images from the set, using my original Misti, with Momento Potters Clay ink (a light distress ink will word too). IMPORTANT: keep your stamps in your Misti where they are - later you will go back and re-stamp the images, so they need to stay in place!

Next I coloured the images using Polychromos. When the colouring was done, I placed the card back into my Misit and re-stamped the images with Versamark Ink, then gold embossed. I then die cut them with the corresponding dies.
I made a frame from green cardstock with my mft Stitched Rectangles Stax Dies and coloured this with my Polychromo's too (I used a water brush to blend the colours a bit more).
I then assembled the frame (adhered with 3D foam) and flowers as shown onto a kraft card-base. I stamped a sentiment from a label stamp set on kraft card and cut-out to a strip. I adhered this to the front of the card with 3D foam. A finishing touch was to colour the flowers with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.

Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for joining me again!
Ali xx

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi, BRI friends!

It's Dana here. I have cute birthday box card to share with you today. Let's get started!

For this card, I started by die cutting box card elements from Pebbles Forever My Always Paper Pad using Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Die. All papers of inside & outside are from same paper pad. I die cut window and oval shape using same die set, too.

I stamped lovely images from Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends stamp set with Altenew Permanent Black. I then colored them with Copic markers and Zig clean color real brush markers.

I highlighted some pieces using Signo White and applied Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black to eyes and Nuvo White Gloss to some dots and Nuvo Morning Dew to cake and muffins. It's not shown in the picture well, but I added sufficient sparkles to every balloons with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen- Clear Overlay.

For sentiment from same stamp set, I gold heat embossed it with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing powder. I then slightly ink blended the oval panel with Distress Oxide Tattered Rose.

To finish, I assembled every elements and taped them using Permanent Dot Glue Tape.

Plus, I'm sharing a listed supplies. Most supplies are avaiable in Butterfly Reflections Ink shop.

Hope you enjoyed this card and happy crafting!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Easter My Hunny Bunny

Hi Crafty Friends,

Alix here bringing you an early Easter Card. Easter day is special to me and my husband. Because he proposed to me 7 years ago on Easter day. Guess where I found my engagement ring? In my daughter's Easter basket! He was going to bury the ring underneath the dirt at the park we first met. Then he worried that dogs will find and take it away. So he quickly hide it into the Easter basket at the last minute. The problem is my 2 years old daughter almost cried when I took the ring from her because she thought its from the Easter bunny. I will never forget that moment. hehe...

Now let us talk about this card I made. I Picked Neat and Tangled Cottontail Cuties Stamp set for Easter scene. I stamped all images with Memento ink in Rich cocoa and colored them in pastel color combos with Copic markers. To create the background, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in fossilized amber  and tattered rose on Tim Holtz Distress watercolor papers. I used two papers, one for bottom layer and one for the top. To create the center window, I cut the paper into two parts with Lawn Fawn Lacy border die, then I adhered foam tape underneath to create dimensions. I mixed water and two inks that I used for the background, then splattered the mixture onto all card front space.

Time to assemble our colored images onto the card. I adhered them using Multi Medium Matte. Popped the carrot up with a tiny piece of foam tape. I simply stamped the sentiment "Happy Easter" from the same stamp set with Memento ink in Rich cocoa. At last, I pulled out my all time favorite sequins Neat and tangled Sherbert Sequin Mix to fill up some empty space for finishing touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are influenced by my Easter spirit. Remember, its never too early to prepare coming holidays! See you on next Tuesday. Bye bye now!

Monday, February 19, 2018

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics card making frenzy!

Hi guys!

It’s is I, Erica, the glutton for punishment, on the BRI blog today. You might wonder what that refers to and I will get to that right this minute: The Olympics. Not the sporting event, no. I’m talking about this:

There are four events for this and the deadline is later today, Monday 19th of Feb. For my card for today I decided to participate inMFT 2018 Creative Olympics | Event #4 - Speed Cardmaking. Oh boy... I really, really do not know why I do this to myself... Way back in the day when I was at school, I used to put off assignments using the argument that I work better under pressure. It was a load of rubbish back then and it certainly is a load of rubbish now! The only speed events I take part in these days are cake eating and manic cleaning 10 mins before someone is coming over..! 

Well, anyway, I went ahead with my bad idea BUT thought I’d at least come up with a design for the card before I pressed the ‘start’ button on my stopwatch. I do not have a proper stopwatch, I for some reason, feel the need to point out here. I used the one on my phone. 

I grabbed the Celebrate dienamic, some Stitched speech bubble dienamics, some MFT patterned paper, the Bitty Bears stamp and dienamic set, the Hot Cocoa Cups dienamics and a coffee stamp set. I originally thought maybe I’d cut out a cup and make it pretty with a pattern and the speech bubble would have a sentiment stamped on it from the coffee set and make it look like the cup is saying whatever I would stamp on the speech bubble. Sounds pretty cute, doesn’t it? I didn’t end up doing that. Instead I stamped up the bear with the balloon from the Bitty Bears set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then sprinkled clear embossing powder on it, which I set with my heat gun. 

Getting my Zig Clean Color markers out, I quickly coloured him in and was already down to 14 mins left...! I know time flies when you are having fun but come on!! The sweat beads started to pop up on my forehead at this point.

In an attempt to be efficient with all the diecutting, I did the bear, the speech bubble and the Celebrate word dienamic one after the other and set aside. Down to 11 mins already. More sweat! 

The patterned paper I picked comes from a pack called Painted Prints Citrus and as I had coloured the bear’s balloon blue, I picked a yellow polka dot paper to create a nice contrast. The speech bubble is cut out of light grey card stock and the Celebrate is in MFT Brushed Gold card stock. Once I had the patterned paper adhered to my card base, I was somehow already down to 5 minutes! 

Using the Mini MISTI to make sure I got a clear and crisp stamp when I added ‘Happy Birthday’ to the speech bubble so the sentiment says ‘Celebrate, Happy Birthday’, I didn’t have time to waste as it was literally ticking down towards 0 quickly! 

Slapping on foam tape like a madwoman I adhered the speech bubble and the bear, then reached for my Glossy Accents to use to adhere the Celebrate word when DISASTER!! It was clogged!! Nooooooo... I seriously jabbed my tweezers into the spout like I was injecting someone having an allergic reaction with an epi pen!

It is fair to say I did not add it evenly to the back of the word but there was no time! If you look closely, you can see that there are bits not glued down at all BUT I finished with 7 seconds to spare! SEVEN SECONDS!!! Phew! I worked up a bit of a sweat and what felt like actual heart palpitations during this event but I did it. Whoever said crafting doesn’t count as cardio has a screw loose and I’d dare them to smell my arm pit right now! LOL!

Ok, I need a shower and to rehydrate. Maybe a muscle massage to help me recover quickly? I'll deal with the craftermath tomorrow I think, I'm too tired after all that to clean up tonight.

Have a great week and I hope you like my Speed Making card! 19 minutes and 53 seconds on the clock. I’m rather impressed myself to be honest. Just to see, I also timed how long it took me to write this up and the timer has just hit 32 minutes, and that is just the writing part, not linking products, adding photos etc. Less impressed with that...

Happy crafting from Erica 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hello Sweet Girl

Hello everyone,

Coralynn here and I'm so glad to be back again on the BRI blog today with you all.  I have a friend that is having a baby girl soon and her colours are pink and grey so this is the card I created.

I started out with the Lawn Fawn of course and the Winter Alpaca stamp set. I stamped the Alpaca and the little heart in grey ink to create the background.  I then took my copics and did a bit of no line colouring to just the scarf.

I coloured another Alpaca with warm grey copics and the same colours for the scarf as the background and added some shimmer.  Everyone needs a little shimmer in there life.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Hello Baby set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with with Hero Arts white embossing powder on to black card stock.  I then glued it to the card base and popped up the Alpaca die cut with foam tape. I added a bit of shimmer to the little hearts too and called this card done. 

Be sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop for lots of wonderful goodies.


LF - Winter Alpaca
LF - Hello Baby
Hero Arts embossing powder
LF - Black Card Stock

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thinking out of the box: using a holiday stamp set for a thank you card

Hello crafty peeps!  It's Jung here, and I'm back as a guest designer to share a card with you.

I'll be using Pretty Pink Posh angel friends stamp set.  I must admit that I bought this stamp set in early December with every intention of making holiday cards for my happy mail friends, but life got in the way, and I didn't make a single Christmas card this past year.  Ha!  Sigh.  I was determined to use this stamp set though, so I had to think a little bit out of the box.  I decided to make a thank you card, and hand write my own sentiment in the banner, since all the sentiments included were holiday themed.

Here's what I came up with:

I love how it came out!  The angel images are so cute, I just had to put them on a card.  I love being able to use holiday themed products on non-holiday projects.  This works...right?

Here's how I made my card:

  1. I stamped and copic colored 2 angels and the banner from the PPP angel friends stamp set.  Then I fussy cut them out.  I also added some glitter to their dresses, and coated their wings with Nuvo drops. (The Nuvo drops ended up cracking a bit, but I love the way it makes their wings look!)
  2. I hand wrote the sentiment in my banner.
  3. I die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die.
  4. I used distress inks and a cloud stencil to make my background.
  5. I die cut a heart towards the top middle.  
  6. To create an inlay look, I glued the heart directly onto my card base.  I then popped up the background panel using foam tape.  
  7. I die cut the thanks sentiment from black cardstock 3 times, and glued them together for dimension.
  8. First, I attached the banner: I used foam squares in the center of the banner, and glued the ends right onto the background panel.  Next, I glued on the thanks sentiment to the heart.  The I attached the angels.  I glued the hands to the banner, and popped the rest of their bodies with foam squares.
  9. To finish off the card, I added a few sequins, and a few tiny drops of Nuvo drops.

Supplies used:

That's it for me friends!  I hope you like my card, and I hope you are inspired to use your holiday products in other ways!

Have an awesome day!  

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grand Adventures...

Hello friends!  Norine back again with a couple of quick cards to share with you today!

So my oldest son is beginning an adventure where he's chucking it all and taking to the road for an indefinite period of time.  Just him and his dog, in a van.  Till the money runs out?  Exactly the thing any mother of fully grown children delights to hear, amiright?  But I'm being supportive.  I even made him a card!  

I stamped the topography background stamp from Neat & Tangled onto watercolor paper, and painted  with a mix of blues and greens from the Gansai Tambi watercolor paint palette.  As it dried, the colors would lighten so I added a few layers of paint.

I found some tags in my stash and cut them down to fit the stamped sentiments, also from the Topography set.  I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and then tied the tags with some jewelry making twine.  I finished it up with an assortment of sequins like these and these.  The card above uses Lawn Fawn's Blue Jay cardstock for a base.

I'm not sure which card I'm going to give him, but if anyone else's adult child is embarking on a similar harebrained escapade, you can have the other one. ;-)

Have a wonderful day!