Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fleece Navidad!

Hello! We are getting so close to Christmas and I am still short on a few special cards! I whipped up this little cutie and I have to say....I love it! Let's jump right in!






I started by stamping out three sheep and three hats from the Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug stamp set and three Christmas carol books from the Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animal stamp set and colored them in with Copic markers. For the hats and the books I used 3 colors of markers and for the sheep I outlined them with a light gray marker and used the colorless blender to give the sheep their white appearance. I cut them out with the coordinating Baaah Humbug and Holiday Party Animal die cuts. 

I cut out a striped piece of patterned paper from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad called Snow Day using the largest of the Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables, stamped my sentiment, and popped up my sheep. 






I used the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay pen to give a ton of shimmer to all of my little elements. It's so very hard to capture, but this pen is so fantastic! I use it on almost everything! 

That's my card! I hope you enjoyed! Don't forget to to head over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop to pick up these products and more! See you! 

Lynnea

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

North Pole

Hello, and welcome back to Butterfly Reflections Ink! It's Cassie here, and I've got a cute holiday card to share with you. Today's card uses a stamp set by Neat & Tangled called Santa's Wonderland. This set is so sweet!
I started by die cutting two of the largest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables die set from Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and die cut two snow banks from one of the rectangles. I used Distress Ink to color in the rectangle that was left whole to make it look like a night sky. Then I splattered the sky with water to make it look like a snow storm was coming down. I love a snowy sky for a holiday card!
I also added some light blue Distress Ink to the edges of the snow banks to give them a little color. Next I stamped the three images I wanted from the stamp set-the reindeer, penguin and pole-and colored them in with my Copic markers. I think these little cuties look just like they're trying to get decorated for the holidays! I fussy cut them all out and laid out my scene. Once everything was set I glued it down.
When I was laying out the scene I made sure to leave enough room for my sentiment, which was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. That wraps up my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I will see you again soon with another card!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dreamer


It's been a week since Vanessa launched her two new stamp sets, and they are both amazing. I adore the powerful, empowering messages they have. 

Karen B. here from The Bald Dragonfly, and I chose to ink up the #Hashtag Bossy Stamp Set and pair it with one of the sweet bunnies from MFT's Snuggle Bunnies Stamp Set and Die-Namics, as well as MFT's Starry Circle Die-Namic. Aren't they a match made in heaven??


I started with a white cardstock base and die cut the Starry Circle from the front flap. I then inked up one of the coordinating smaller sentiments from #Hashtag Bossy and stamped it towards the bottom. The larger sentiment from #Hashtag Bossy was white heat embossed onto a black tag cut from MFT's Blueprints #27 Die-Namic and mounted with dimensional adhesive onto the card base. I tucked the little bunny (colored with copics) behind the banner and adhered him to the front of the cardbase. I then  inked up the remaining cut out from Starry Circle and adhered that to the inside panel of the card.

I can't wait to send this card to my friend who is gearing up to open her own online clothing boutique!

Just a reminder that if you see something that is out of stock at the store, please click the "Put Me On The Waiting List" button so that Vanessa knows you absolutely need this item and can try to order more!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hero Arts meets WPlus9

It's Laurie, back to share a holiday card!!  For some reason, I've been a little obsessed with birds lately.  I don't even particularly care for birds but in stamp form, they can be super cute or really elegant.  I decided on mixing it up with Hero Arts and WPlus9.  I used the  Color Layering Bird and Branch set from Hero Arts and the Be Merry Florals and Matching Dies from WPlus9.

I first stamped the bird in three of the darkest shades of ink from the Sea Shore Mini Inks from Altenew.  I stamped the branch in Mocha from the Coffee Break Mini Ink set, also from Altenew.
For the florals, I used, you guessed it, more Altenew Inks.  This time I used Ruby Red from the Red Cosmos Mini ink set and Emerald from the Green Fields Mini Ink set.


I used one of the gorgeous dies from the Lacy Layers 2 die set from Waffle Flower Crafts and placed my bird and flowers with a combination of foam adhesive and liquid glue.  I thought the red card base looked a little plain so I stamped the mistletoe image from the Be Merry stamp set (WPlus9) in Versamark Ink for a tone on tone effect.


I added a little bit of glitter highlights with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker to the flowers and the darkest part of the bird.  The "be merry" sentiment was stamped in black.


Thank you for stopping by!!  Have a great week!!!

Laurie


Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Mood Board

Hello there! I'm posting a little late today but better late than never, right? Especially since I have a brand new mood board to share with you all! I LOVE Christmas. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the smell of the Christmas tree, shopping (umm, yes!) giving gifts, decorating, baking. It just lifts my spirits right up and puts a smile on my face! As much as I love non-traditional Christmas colors and going straight for metallics and glitters I really wanted to go for more of a traditional Christmas mood board.

Peridot, Pine, Silver, Cranberry
Image Sources: Pinterest

I hope these colors inspire you to create! As always, we love to see what you make! You can comment below with a link to your project, share on Instagram using #BRImoodboard and post in the new Butterfly Reflections Ink Facebook group!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sassy Pants

Hi peeps! How's it going? Vera here. Boy... I almost forgot to schedule this post! I already  made the card earlier in the week, but didn't get to type the post till my bed time. Thank goodness, I remember! This past week, I feel like I've been drowning in cards. Well, I kind of did. This year Caring Hearts Card Drive has such a huge result, that all of us at Caring Hearts scrambling like crazy to get all the cards sort out & pack for shipping to the nursing homes.

Anyhoooo.... I did manage to create this fun card. Did you know that Butterfly Reflections Ink has new set that's just super fun, called #Hashtag Stamp set? Go and check it out! Here's my card using some of the sentiment from this set.




I was looking for an image that would work well with the sentiment that I want to use and I think this li'l sassy piggy from My Favorite Things Hog Heaven Stamp set is the perfect one. I am really happy with the way this mini card turn out. There's just something about clean & simple card that gets me. :)

Well peeps, that's all from me. Hope this sassy piggy brings smile to your day. Meanwhile... on my end, you can find me packing cards away. Have a fab weekend, everyone! Cheers....

Friday, December 2, 2016

You are my Fairytale

Hi everyone, Gladys here! Today I have a non-holiday card to share. Don't you think November flew by so fast? I'm in denial that Christmas is right around the corner and as always I'm procrastinating to do my Christmas cards but it's okay because I'm one of those people that works better under pressure.
 
 
For my card I used an old and new stamp set from Avery Elle. I recently got the Swans stamp set with the cute couple riding a swan....let's say it all together now Awww! I inked my background with several distress inks: tattered rose, picked raspberry, shaded lilac, and blueprint sketch. I then cut my panel using MFT double stitched rectangle. I colored the flower canopy and the cute couple with copic markers. I adhered the couple towards the bottom of the panel using foam tape. Before adhering the frame I heat embossed the sentiment just below the couple. I glued the flower canopy onto the frame and trimmed off the excess. Then I added foam tape behind it to give it dimension. I also added white accents onto the flowers using my Gelly roll white pen. Finally I went to town and used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen all over the swan and flowers. I couldn't get a good close up picture of it but this card is very sparkly!


That is all from me. I hope you enjoyed this card. Have a happy weekend everyone! I shall return next week with a Christmas card.