Monday, November 19, 2018

Penny Black All Lit Up + MFT Delightful Deer

Hi everyone, Amanda here today with a project I created using my favorite theme, nature and deer combined!  Add in a little distress inking and WOW!  

So I started with an A2 sized panel. I cut a hill using Newton's Nook Designs Land Borders to create a mask for the bottom. I distress inked from center of my panel, working outward using a combination of yellows, greens and blues. I inked all the way down to the hill, then removed it to leave the white of the card appearing to be a snow hill.

Now I take this GORGEOUS stamp, All Lit Up by Penny Black and stamp it using VersaFine Black Onyx ink. Using my MISTI, I was able to stamp it twice to get a nice dark impression. I then cut white acrylic paint 50/50 and tapped it on my night sky using a small paint brush.

You'll notice on the image, there are little circles where you'd color in your lights or ornaments. I chose to use Nuvo Drops in gold and silver. While all that was drying, I cut out a deer from Lawn Fawn kraft paper using MFT Die-Namics Delightful Deer.  I sponged the underneath of the deer in Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress ink. 

So my card was all dry and ready for me to glue down the banner and foam pop the deer to finish my scene!

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to run over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop and grab some of these awesome products for your holiday cards!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Penguins' Happy Holiday Wishes

Hello Everyone!
Alix here showing you a holiday shaker card that I made to inspire you into the wonderful holiday seasons! Just remember, it's never too early to prepare your holiday cards.

To begin with this card, I copic colored all images  from Pretty Pink Posh Elegant Holly and Penguin Pals Stamp sets and die cut them with their coordinating dies ( For Elegant Holly/For Penguin Pals ). 

To create the background, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple onto an A2 sized watercolor paper. I splattered water and quickly removed all liquid with paper towel to create distress look. Once it's dry, I started to create my shaker window. I cut the ornament frame using  Pretty Pink Posh Ornament Shaker Die and hand cut the inner script part off. Then I attached a piece of acetate paper right underneath of window opening. I poured lots of Pretty Pink Posh Berry Bright Confetti Mix onto the background and sealed shaker window with Foam Strips.

I arranged colored images onto the front panel. I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings Stamp set using Verafine Oynx Black ink to the bottom part of panel. Ta Da! A cute holiday card is finished!

I hope you all like this card and be sure to head out to Butterfly Reflections Ink Shop to grab some goodies that you liked! I will see you around another time! Wink Wink...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Double Slider surprise card ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today sharing a fun interactive double slider surprise card using Lawn fawn stamps and dies !

Here is how my card turned out , and I have used several of stamps from Lawn Fawn and also the Double slider surprise

I started by stamping and coloring the images from Holiday Helpers  , Winter Village  , Coaster Critters using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Then I die cut two panels for the slider parts and inked them using Distress ink Peacock feathers and once the ink was dried I stamped the snow falling from the Snow cool stamp set   using Versa Mark and embossed them using white embossing powder.

Also wanted to add some details so I took the die and die cut the forest border from white cardstock and added to the slider parts and also to the main panel so when the slider is open there is a continued scene !

Then I started adding the other elements to create the card! To finish the card I added the slider part on a A2 size card base where I also added a piece of pattern paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! Until next time hope you have a great day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Altenew - Garden Treasure

Hey friends!

It's Jess! I'm so excited to be back with you again this week to share a pretty little card using products from Altenew.

To start my card off, I taped a piece of cardstock down to a wood board with washi tape. I knew I was going to be adding some water to my project and taping it down helps minimize warping. I stamped out the largest outline image from Garden Treasure a few times on my cardstock. I used Raven Detail Ink for this.

Once I had all of my flowers stamped in the position I wanted, I grabbed my Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe. These liquid water colors are so great and they're super easy to use. I used Violet, Yellow, and Coral for my card today. I added a drop or two of each pigment to my media mat and used a water brush to paint the color on to my cardstock. I wanted a loose watercolor look, so I purposefully went outside the lines of each flower. I liked how this gave it a little more of a whimsical look.

After I watercolored each of my flowers, I grabbed a few Copic markers. I added shading detail to each flower for a little extra dimension and interest. I also used the 'Snowing' stamp from Altenew to add 'splatters' to the card without worrying about getting any ink where I didn't want it.

I used a piece of washi tape as an accent strip and the end at an angle. I heat embossed the sentiment from Beautiful Day, 'sending hugs & happy thoughts,' on black cardstock and mounted the strip on foam for some dimension. To finish the card off, I added a few pretty sequins in different sizes.

I hope this card inspires you to create something pretty today. You could even change this one up and use poinsettias instead - then you'd have a pretty Christmas card!

Hugs and love to you all,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ink Blending a Glowing Sky - VIDEO - MFT Stamps

Hi Inkers! Ashlea here, and today I'm super excited to share a video tutorial with you featuring this ink blended glowing sky using the My Favorite Things Festive Flamingos set and Catherine Pooler inks. It's such a simple way to add a stunning backdrop to your scene cards. Check out my video here for step by steps!

Catch that? Maybe you need written out step by steps? No worries, friend! I've got you covered below.

1. My secret weapon for this blending is the Catherine Pooler Premium White card stock. It's much like Bristol Smooth card stock only formulated specifically to work well with Catherine's ink. This ink/card stock duo is a GAME CHANGER. I promise.
2. Start with Juniper Mist ink on the very outer edge of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front. Be sure to blend a little ways into the card front as you will finish with a black color on the outer corners of this ink blend.
3. Continue blending in with Grape Crush blending right over Juniper Mist. The color on color blend only helps the cohesion of colors. Don't be afraid to mix them!
4. Go over the blend line of Juniper Mist and Grape Crush with the Juniper Mist ink once more. This really smoothes that blend and creates such a ombre effect with no harsh lines.
5. Repeat these very steps with Flirty Fuchsia and finally Pixie Dust as your center "light".
6. Blend Midnight Ink on the very corner and edge of the card front. This really drives home the "night time" feel with light radiating from the center.

I especially love the way these colors work together to create this glow. This My Favorite Things Festive Flamingo is the perfect character to light up this night sky with the Christmas lights strung around his neck. My dad lives in Florida, and I have a feeling he'll be getting this card in the mail within the next few weeks.

For the snow bank, I cut a piece of white card stock with an Xacto knife and cut both the card front and the snow bank with MFT Stitched Rectangle dies. I adhered the flamingo (which I cut with the Festive Flamingo coordinating dies) with foam tape as well as the sentiment strip and added some snow with a white gel pen. The snowflake embellishments are from Catherine Pooler's new sequin mix, Aspen. 

Finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2 sized card base with foam tape. I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this glowing sky scene. I would love to know if you use a similar technique or if you plan on using this one! Tag me on instagram @ashlea_crafts to show me your creations! Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you again very soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Agenda

Happy Tuesday!  I am super excited to be here to share with you a card I recently made.  I have been coloring a lot lately and not making much with what I was coloring.  So I forced myself to sit down and make one.  I was inspired by a card made by Sharna Waksmulski.  I saw it on her instagram at @cardsbysharna.  Go check it out.  So here is my take on that card:

Here is how I made it:
I stamped the images from the Mama Elephant stamp sets of Little Snowman Agenda, Little Reindeer Agenda and Little Santa Agenda. I colored them with my copic markers and then cut them using the Little Snowman Agenda Dies, Little Reindeer Agenda Dies and Little Santa Agenda Dies and set them aside.  I took some colored cardstock and trimmed it down to 4"x 5 1/4" and inked up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.    I then did the same with a strip of the same cardstock. Taking my metallic watercolors, I splattered an icy blue onto the cardstock and let it dry. Next I adhered the inked panel to a white card base.   I then stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Simply Winter Sentiments on the strip of cardstock and adhered it to the card front.  The next step was to adhere the cute snowman, santa and reindeer to the front of the card with foam adhesive.  To finish it off, I adhered some clear confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here is a better view of what the splatter looks like:

Hope you have a fantastic Tuesday and enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Joy Ornaments with Cable Knit Embossing

Hi all, Amanda here with a fun wintery card to show you today!  I saw this stamp set, Joy Ornaments by Mama Elephant from their latest release and I had to have it.  I actually love coloring letters and I think this set is SO much fun because you have options to turn the O in JOY into snowflakes or ornaments!  Really cool, don't you think? I used the coordinating dies to cut my images out as well.

And how about that embossed background?  I'm in love with the new Cable Knit embossing folder in 6x6 by Sunny Studios! I loved the results when I took the kraft cardstock out, the embossing is just GORGEOUS!

I then took the scallop die from the Frameworks Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs and cut out a very light blue piece of cardstock. I cut out my letters and snowflake, Copic colored them and assembled on my cardfront. I added the sentiment up top AND these super cute  Winter Days Confetti by Pretty Pink Posh for a little added decoration!

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink and check out these fun products and MORE!