Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Boss Babe

Hello and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 and I'm glad you're here.

Today is my last post (insert sad face here) as part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team.  I have had such a wonderful time as part of this fabulously talented Design Team and hate to see it end. I couldn't let my term end without a card for the wonderful lady behind the scenes.  Vanessa, you have been awesome and I appreciate all you do!  From your lightning fast shipping to your kind-hearted generosity, you're the best....


This bright, happy card was so much fun to make!
I started with a white background cut from the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies by My Favorite Things.  I inked up my background with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink and the Cloud Stencil from MFT.  After inking up the clouds, I cut a window in my background with the My Favorite Things die, Square Peek-a-Boo Window.


Next, I stamped and colored a few of these whimsical flowers from the MFT stamp set, Doodled Blooms.  After coloring, I added some sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker and cut them out with the Die-namics Doodled Blooms die set. 



My fun sentiment is from the Boss Babe stamp set from My Favorite Things. This set has several fun, quirky sentiments and I love the font!  I finished up my card by popping up the flowers with some Scotch Foam Tape and adding a few sequins from the Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix.  

That wraps things up for me today.  If you are interested in working with Vanessa and being part of her new Design Team, you have until August 27th to apply.  I promise...you will love being on her team!  You can read the details by clicking HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today.
And, again, thanks for letting me play on your team Vanessa!

Monday, August 21, 2017

You're SPEC-tacular!

Welcome back friends!  Kari with you once more to share this card featuring a new set from The Greeting Farm called You're Spectacular!  This set makes me happy as I, myself am a glasses wearer and what is so fun about this set is that there is different styles of glasses.


 

So, I took advantage of this, and used three of the different styles of glasses and created a background with it.  I first prepped my white card panel with my powder tool and I wanted to emboss these images with white embossing powder.  I randomly stamped out the glasses all over the panel, and then coated them with the embossing powder, and then used my heat tool to set the powder.  Then, I chose three colors of Distress Oxide inks to do the emboss resist technique.  I used Twisted CitronSalty Ocean and Wilted Violet.  I absolutely love these colors together!!  So YUMMY!!  And, these inks blend so effortlessly!  


Once I was completely done with the inking, I used my Distress Sprayer water bottle and spritzed some water for a more "distressed" look.  I set that panel aside and worked on my main image of the cute girl.  I stamped her onto a piece of scrap white card stock with my Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn and used my Copic Markers to color her in.  For her skin, I used E11 and E33.  For her hair, I used E09 and E39, and for her dress and boots, I used FB2, V17, YG21 and YG05.  Then, I used the coordinating die to cut her out. For the sentiment, I stamped it onto a piece of white card stock and die cut it with the Mini Scallop Rectangle Dies from MFT.  


I added some foam tape to both my girl image and the sentiment strip, and added them both to my card panel.  Then, I added that whole piece to an A2 Black card base.  For a final touch, I added some glossy accents to her glasses to give it some shine and to make them look more realistic.  


I love how fun and vibrant this card is, and I hope it makes YOU feel SPEC-tacular too!!  Have a great week!!  Next week will be my final DT post to share with all of you!  I can't believe the 4 month term went so fast!  With that said, the Design Team Call is currently open and you have until Aug. 27th to get your application in!!  This is a great team to be apart of and I encourage all of you that are interested to apply!!  

See you next Monday!
Kari




Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Hippos!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! So nice to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink. blog with you for today :)

My project today features MFT products that can be all be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop!


But I mean, look at those hippos! I just fell in love with them! This is the Happy Hippos stamp set by MFT colored with my Copic Sketch markers - I wanted a really whimsical card and what better than flying Hippos, Lol. For the background "colored" clouds I used the fantastic Cloud Stencil by MFT, I love this stencil! Instead of a typical blue I decided to go with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to match my Copic accent colors.

For the "white" clouds I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud borders. I put my elements together and added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. I finished off by adding a little grey Copic markers under my bottom elements to ground them.

For those of you interested in any of these products go on over to the shop, if any items are not in stock simply select the Notify Me option. Vanessa rocks at re-stocking quickly.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, August 19, 2017

With Many Thanks

Happy Saturday, Crafty Friends!

I can't believe we are almost done with August. Seriously, I blinked and the month was G-O-N-E!

My husband heads back to teaching this next week, so I am always sad to see him leave his more relaxed schedule, but he loves what he does, so that definitely helps!

I follow several talented gals on Instagram who are planner designers. To be honest, getting my day planner was one of the highlights of the school year for me, but now that I am WAY on the other side of my school days, I don't really find use for a planner, especially since I use my phone calendar all the time. But I still like all things papercraft, so I love following these folks on Instagram just to look at their beautiful patterns! Today's card is inspired by Violet and you can find her instagram account here.

This card incorporated a few different techniques with some of my favorite stamp sets. This Wplus 9 Freehand Florals set is still one of my favorites, and I'm always amazed at the beautiful results it produces.

I started off by masking off some circle areas on my card panel. I just die cut a few different sizes of circles from masking paper using a circle die. I then used a blue shade of dye ink and my ink blending tool to create the blue background, and then removed the circle masks.

I used a pink shade of dye ink to stamp my floral images in. I first stamped them in the pink ink and then stamped on top of them in a white pigment ink. This allowed me to use the same pink color and continue stamping the layering images on top of it since the base layer was now a shade lighter thanks to the white pigment ink. I used this same technique with the leaf images, switching to a green dye ink for the leaves and also cutting a mask for the floral image so I could tuck the leaves under the flower.

After I had all the floral images stamped in the white circles, I used my Tonic Nuvo Drops to create the white dots all around the card panel. This made the colors all kind of come together and I really loved the end result!

I used a scallop die to cut a piece for the sentiment, and then stamped the sentiment from another WPlus9 set in Versamark ink and then gold heat embossed it. I then put some foam tape behind my stamped sentiment piece and placed it in the top middle of the card.

I had never done a card like this before so I was excited with the results and hope you'll give it a try!

Happy Crafting!

Kelly


Friday, August 18, 2017

Sephia Birthday Wishes

Hi, friends! Crystal here today with a stenciled card featuring Winnie & Walter products and Altenew.


For this week's blog post I wanted to create an elegant birthday card without my "go-to" black and white. As mentioned earlier this beauty is a combo of two wonderful companies. Winnie & Walter "birthday" die cut, and "happy" stamped sentiment. From Altenew I have the Floral Fantasy stamped in Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Green Fields. Also from Altenew is the Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B blended with Altenew Crisp Dye in Mocha. 

To make this, I began with a beige card base. Next, I stenciled it with Altenew Layered Kaleidsocope B. I proceeded to spray this with gold watercolor from Gansai Tambi. Once that was dried, I stamped the "happy" from Winnie & Walter's Happy Birthday to You in gold embossing powder. The "birthday" is die cut from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Birthday Cutaway. This was layered over the Altenew's Floral Fantasy. 


To finish off, I added gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

The color scheme on this one is a bit different, but I really like it. I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by.

Crystal

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dress the Owl!!

Hello BRI friends Waleska here, today I want to share a set of cards I created with the fun Sunny Studio Happy Owl-o-ween Stamp Set, this Owl can be dressed in different ways to create different cards it is a very versatile stamp set, I like a lot.

 

For my first card I dressed the cute Owl as a pirate with all the different elements on the set.   All the cards have a base of  3x5.5 inches, I combined different stamp sets to create the little scenes and lots of distress ink colors. Back to my pirate card I used distress inks Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin for the sky and for the water I used Salty Ocean.  The palm tree and island are from Island Getaway Sunny Studio too.


My second card is a Spooky scene, I dressed the cute owl as a witch on a brum.  For the background I used the same colors from the prior card but to give the background a night feel I sponge the edges with Black Soot Distress ink.  I added some bats and the brum from the Halloween Cuties Stamp and the fence is from one of my all time favorite MFT Halloween set Frightful Friends. (there are some at the shop and they are on sale!!!)


For my last card I dressed the owl as a Bee surrounded by the cutest birds from the A Birds Life Stamp Set.  For the background on this one I used the same colors from the other cards plus Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  I color all the images with markers and used Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder for more black images.


This cute owl can be dressed in many different ways let me share all the options you will have with this adorable set:

I hope you like my cards, have a nice day!

You are OWLsome!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti THANKS!

Happy Wednesday friends - hope you are having a great week!

Have you seen these Square Confetti Cuts (links below) from Reverse Confetti? So cool; they make a perfectly square 4.25" card OR you can layer it on to a larger size card...or make a tag...the possibilities are endless. I wanted to keep mine very CAS yet colorful.





I had created a couple watercolor panels last weekend (you know, smoosh some distress colors down, add some water and dip your paper in) and put them aside to dry; I thought it would be a perfect backdrop to a clean white card. I cut 3 layers of the THANKS Square Confetti Cut, sponged on some yellow on the bottom of the 'thanks', added glossy accents then layered them together. I stamped and embossed some WPlus9 Modern Peony images to add some interest, adhered the stacked panel to the watercolor panel and then to a top folding 4.25" square note card - quick and simple!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, Ranger distress water color
Accessorieswhite embossing powderglossy accents

Challenges: