Wednesday, June 20, 2018

More Breathe Rainbow Inspiration!

Happy Wednesday, Butterfly Reflections Inkers! Lindsay here on the blog today sharing a card using the new Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set. This set is exclusive to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store and it's AMAZING! It's so super cute and the illustrations are just amazing! 

Here is the Blog Hop that was done earlier this month. Unfortunately I didn't get a card done in time for the hop but I'm hoping to give you some inspiration now!

I have been obsessed with Mister Sloth (my choice is name) since I first saw a preview for this stamp set, so of course my first card had to feature him as the star of the show. I started this card using Bristol Smooth Card stock and cut out a Stitched Rectangle using a Lawn Fawn die. I then cut a circle out of masking paper using Mama Elephant Basic Circle Dies and placed that over my stitched rectangle panel. 

It's hard to see in these pictures but I did some light ink blending into the masked circle area using Distress Oxide Ink and the MFT Cloud Stencil. Looking at these pictures now I wished I had ink blended a bit darker in order to see the clouds a bit more, but oh well! That's okay. 

I stamped Mister Sloth, two clouds, and the rainbow from the Breathe Rainbows stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and embossed the images using Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder. I then got out my Distress Inks and got to watercoloring! I went with a rainbow sloth, which is clearly a logical choice. I felt that it was necessary considering the name of the stamp set is Breathe Rainbows and it's finally summer, so it's fitting, I suppose. I finished off the watercolored images with a  Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pen, which I tried to photograph. We all know photographing glitter/shimmer/sparkle is next to impossible but I hope you can see some of the shimmery goodness that these pens leave behind.

I stamped my sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and my Mini Misti to ensure no sentiment stamping disasters on my cloud ink blended background. After arranging the images and adhering everything with Foam Tape, my card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you can get some inspiration and have as much fun as I did with this special stamp set.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"You are loved" scrapbook layout

Happy Tuesday friends....Heather here to share another 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I created using stamps and dies from Wplus9 and Altenew!
Actually, there are several different brands incorporated in this project!. so many lovely products to choose from!  This is of a my picture of me and my little girl while enjoying a day at the park.
My inspiration for this page actually started with the rose gold embossing powders Vanessa shared on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Instagram feed a little while back....I loved the way the Avery Elle Rose Gold Metallic Embossing Powder looked so I ordered it and definitely wanted to use it on my next project.
I started with a white piece of white cardstock and added a layer of  clear gesso because I knew I wanted to add some mixed media.
 I used the Geometric Heart Stencil from Echo Park and Distress Crayons to add the subtle hearts on the background.  The Tim Holtz distress retractable brush create a softer look that you can build up whereas the Tim Holtz Ink blending tools add more ink and sometimes they get caught on the stencil when applying in the circular motion. Then, I added some splatters in the same colors
The title of this page was created with the Altenew  "You are loved" die and embossed with the Avery Elle Rose Gold.  I embossed it two times in order to get the smooth finish.  I love the color of this, however, it made it very difficult to match...I did not have anything in my stash that really matched well, therefore, creating my own embellishments was the best way to go. 
I used the Wplus9 Pretty Little Peonies stamp set and coordinating die set from to stamp all of these beautiful flowers.  This stamp set has 2 to 3 layering images for each flower and leaf and what I love about this set is there are so many images and few really small images.  The flowers were stamped with Altenew Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink as my lightest color, then used Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Fresh Peach as my darker color inks.  The tiny images meant for the center of the flowers were stamped with versamark ink and embossed with the same rose gold embossing powder.  The leaves were stamped with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio and Hero Arts Mint Julep.
 Once all of the flowers and leaves were cut, I scattered them about the page.  To balance the layout, I tore a section at the top and bottom and ripped it up some so I could layer a piece of patterned paper from Pink Paislee Paige Evan Take Me Away 6 x 6 paper pad under the tear.  I used my tiny attacher to staple the fold.  This little tear and fold in the cardstock provided a convenient place to tuck in more little flowers and leaves.
To finish up, I scattered Pretty Pink Posh clear sparkling sequins
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to create your own embellishments with flower stamps and dies and head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online shop to see all of the gorgeous choices to shop from!
Have a great week! 

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.  :)