Friday, June 23, 2017

You are Beautiful

Hi there friends, Crystal here on this awesome third day of Summer with a simple and fun card that is sure to cheer up a friend. For this card, I selected Altenew Perennial Beauty!

To make this I started with Crate Paper 6x6 pad named Gather. Next, I trimmed a white cardstock to be centered on the card and stamped the sentiment in Altenew Jet Black

The flower was stamped using Altenew Perennial Beauty in Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red & Grapevine. Leaves are also stamped using Altenew Crisp Inks. I decided it would be fun to have 2 shades of leaves. After everything dried up, I fuzzy cut and adhered to the card. 

To finish this, I placed Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.

I love how simple this was to make and it turned out very pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vellum + Oxide Inks = Marble Effect

Hello BRI Friends today I want to share with you a very cool technique with Oxide Inks and Vellum to create the look of Marble, it looks awesome!


I started with two Vellum pieces (you will need a thick vellum for this technique), I first put a little of  Broken China in my Ranger Mat and I added a little bit of water (you want the ink to the thick), and smooshed the Vellum into the Oxide Ink (I did not add more water to the piece) I only added the oxide ink and dry it with a heat gun, I did the same thing with the Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio inks in the parts I thought it needed.  When I finally got the look I wanted... "this next step is important" I flip the vellum piece and used the back of it for my card.  It looks great just like marble.

I used one of the vellum pieces for my card base and one to stamp the flowers from the beautiful Alternew Adore You Stamp Set. I stamped most of the flowers in the set with VersaMark ink and added Gold Embossing Powder.  I hand cut them and ended with lots of flowers to work with.

I  assemble the cards with the beautiful flowers and added the Postage Stamp Elle-ments die in black cardstock to frame both cards.  For the sentiment I used  MFT Label Maker Sentiments Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I finally added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix, this cards look so elegant that you can use them for many occasions. Here are some closer looks to the cards.  Oxide inks are very vibrant, but with this technique you can get a more soft look to them.

I hope you enjoyed my little technique and can give it a try, thank you so much for stopping by today have a wonderful day and Happy Summer to you all!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Modern Peonies in Gray

Hi friends - happy HUMP DAY!! We're halfway to the weekend - yippee!!

Seriously, does Dawn from WPlus9 not have some of the most beautiful flowers for coloring? I took the easy way out and scribbled on Zig Clean Color Brushes in a light gray in the depths and spritzed with water; once dry, I added a darker gray in those same areas and spritzed again. And once again when completely dry, I added a dark, dark gray Prismacolor pencil to the nooks & crannies of the flowers. I also coated each flower twice with clear Wink of Stella - the shimmer is fab, too bad you can't capture it in a photo. #fail

I then die cut the leaves from some MFT black and white designer paper and some polka dot vellum. The black background was made MONTHS ago (yikes - so true) with a Hero Arts stencil and translucent embossing paste. Use ANY stencil for the background, but that shine is so cool IRL! I finally used the piece as my backdrop for the flowers and leaves and finished it off with some gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I added a couple layers to the inside and some black/white washi tape. Thanks for popping in; hope you have a GREAT week!


StampsWPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white card base, PTI True Black, Ranger Water ColorPTI polka dot vellum, MFT Black and White DP
AccessoriesHero Arts white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Primsacolor Pencils, washi tape, Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil, translucent embossing paste, PPP sequins, fun foam, clear wink of stella

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Believe In Your Dreams

Hi there!  
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 sharing a sparkly shaker card with you today...
These beautiful flowers are from the new Lawn Fawn die set, Pretty Poppies.  I cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock and inked them up with Distress Oxides in the following colors:  Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce. 

After inking the flowers and leaves, I spritzed them with a bit of water and watched the Distress Oxides do their magic! I really love these inks!

This beautiful sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Flutter By.  I stamped my sentiment with  VersaMark Ink and sprinkled on some Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.  After heat embossing the sentiment, I was ready to assemble my card.

   I cut out my black layer 4 times and adhered them together so that my sequins would have space to move freely when shaken.  I filled the shaker area with some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6 mm Metallic Gold Sequins before adding my card front to my card base.  And, my last step was to use some Scotch Foam Mounting Tape to adhere my pretty poppies.  

This was my first time to play with the new Distress Oxides and it won't be the last.  They blend beautifully and look fabulous when you add water. If you haven't tried them, I am here to enable you! They are so much fun!

Thanks so much for joining me today.
Have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Plane and Simple!

Hi friends! Kari with you today, and I am happy to share this fun card with a little bit of rainbow goodness, and punny sentiments!

For today's card project, I wanted to ink up one of my favorite sets from the Lawn Fawn release called Plane and Simple.  I had this vision in my head that one of the planes was flying in a rainbow path, because rainbows are happy and cheery!  So, that is what I started out creating first.

I die cut a piece of smooth white card stock with the largest of the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn.  I created out of some masking paper from Inkadinkado, and I took one of the Stitched Hillside Borders dies and had to separate pieces to create a wave pattern.  Then, I took some Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Blue Print Sketch, and Wilted Violet to create my rainbow wave :)

Then, I peeled back my masks to reveal a nice sharp line!  My favorite part is the reveal!  Then, I added some stitched cloud detail using the Stitched Cloud Backdrop - Landscape.  This is such a fun die!!!  I set aside my panel, and worked on stamping, coloring and die cutting my plane, and banner images.  I used my Copics to color these images in.   Nothing fancy, just "plane and simple" - see what I did there ;) HA!

My images were ready to adhered to my card front, so I added foam adhesive on the back of both images, and adhered it in the middle of my rainbow.  I then stamped the "Plane and Simple" sentiment using LF Jet Black Ink.  Before adhering the focal panel to my blue A2 sized card base, I wanted a bit more color and contrast, so I also used a piece of Perfectly Plaid: Rainbow pattern paper, and cut that down to size to give a nice frame to my main panel, and then adhered both pieces with foam adhesive to my card base.

I loved how this card turned out.  This could easily be a masculine or feminine card!  And, would be fun to make multiples and give as a set too!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beach Babes Layout

Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a FUN, summery and SUPER happy layout with lots of goodies available in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop! Oh, and speaking of the shop...why should the Dad's get all the fun today?!?
Treat YO 'self and with this super awesome discount!

Ok! On to my beachy layout!

Love it!
I used my Silhouette to cut out the word beach, and then backed with some watercolored cardstock! I created the watercolor background with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, believe it or not! :) So much fun!!!! My favorite part are the colors in the letter 'b'!! Love them!

Ok, so I finished the title with the amazing scripty letter stickers from PinkFresh Studio! LOVE them, so much! Then, I accented some of the letters with puffy stickers from the Crate Paper Oasis collection! I backed the photos with a bunch of ephemera from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place collection!

The little puffy hearts are from Doodlebug, and that CUTE summer sticker is from the Popsicles and Pandas collection from Bella Blvd!

Hope this layout made you happy, and ready for some summer weather!!! The idea for this layout came from the class on Big Picture Classes by Irit Landgraf called Mixed Media Cuts! Oh, and don't forget to get your shop on!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Colorful Thanks

Hey there, crafty friends!

It's Saturday once again so I'm happy to be on the blog today with this super colorful thank-you card.

When I'm in a creative rut, I typically reach for the same technique every time--distress ink blending!

I used my Honey Bee Country Blooms stamp set to create a super simple and quick background. I clustered the stamps all together on my acrylic block and then stamped them on to watercolor cardstock using versamark ink. When doing ink blending, I like to use watercolor paper because distress inks blend really well on the thicker watercolor cardstock. I white heat embossed the images and then started on the best part--the colorful ink blending!

I used various colors of distress ink (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch) and my mini ink blending tool and just let the inks do their thing! A few helpful hints on ink blending:

1. Blot off some of the excess ink on scratch paper as soon as you ink up your blending foam piece.
2. Start the blending motion off your project and then slowly work your way on to your project. This will prevent any harsh lines and help with the blending.
3. Use the lighter color to cover the darker color when you get to the point where the two colors meet. This will improve the look of your colors blending.

After the background was finished, I put together the portion that has the sentiment on it.

I cut a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock and then ran it through my trimmer at an angle to create the off-set top panel. I had to suspend some serious OCD tendencies while I did this because it's not in my normal sphere of comfort, but I loved the end result!

I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks word die and cut the word "thanks" from black cardstock. I then used a small strip of the same black cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment from the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set.

After finishing the whole sentiment panel, I put some foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to my background. I love the look that the dimension gave to the sentiment panel and the fact that it popped even more against the colorful background.

Hope you enjoyed today's card, and thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!