Friday, July 21, 2017

Say it with Florals

Hi there! Crystal here with a very floral card featuring the newest release from Pink Fresh Studios!

This set is absolutely gorgeous and really fun to work with. The various petals allow for layering and the variety of sentiments are awesome. 

To make this card I began by trimming a yellow card stock to be my background. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Next, the white card stock was die cut with Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders Die.
Now to the fun stamping part: All flowers were stamped with the following Altenew Crisp Inks in alternating order. Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag. The leaves were stamped in Olive and Moss. 

I simply love one layer cards as they don't require extra postage. This pattern of florals reminds me of sweet summer days.

That is all for me today, I hope you enjoy the weekend and get some crafty time!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flamingo Pool Party

Hello Friends Waleska here with another Summer Card for you, I love the Flamingo Floatie Stamp Set from Neat and Tangled, in the minute I saw this cute girl I knew I needed to use it on a Pool Party Summer Card.   There are plenty of this sets at the shop if you want to add this to your stash, for your Summer cards....


I wanted to create a pool background for the girl to be floating, so I found this technique in youtube let me share it with you because in my opinion it makes a very cool water look.

I started with a background fully colored with Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers (which is my new favorite) after that I used a crumpled ball of Aluminium Foil I sprayed with water and pat down the paper with it to add the water texture to the background, and dry it with a Heat Tool.

I did the second background with two of my favorite Oxide Ink summer colors Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick (this two blend so well together) I created the slider elements with the lawn fawn slide over dies and double Scotch Foam Mounting TapeI color the cute girl with markers and added the water splashes in the same color as the water.

This cards were so much fun to create, I hope you give the water effect idea a try and visit us at the shop for more of the new Neat & Tangled release, and more new products that need a home as Vanessa would say! Have a great day! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Modern Peony in Pink

Hi friends! Welcome back - it's another HUMP DAY...and my birthday celebration has NOT ended yet! :D Several girlfriends and I are doing an escape room Friday night, then dinner! THEN my celebration will officially be over! HA!

Meanwhile, if you have followed along with Vanessa for very long, then you probably know about the loss of her brother! He battled some tough demons; Vanessa has kept her shop running, shipped packages non-stop amidst the angst and heartache. She's so strong! I created this card for her and sent her way; sympathy cards are never easy to make!

I stamped the images with Versmark and embossed with white embossing powder then colored with a base layer of Tombow markers and finished it off with Prismacolor Pencils. I did an all over background wash of gray, then added some stronger shadows under the flower and leaves. The sentiment was embossed on vellum and layered on top of other papers.

I die cut 2 stitched squares to accentuate the flower and finished it off with an array of enamel dots and PPP sequins. Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a good week. And if you don't mind, leave a little extra love for Vanessa - we ALL need love!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), misc. designer paper, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Accessorieswhite embossing powderclear embossing powderenamel dots, prismacolor pencils, stitched diesPPP sequins, Tombow markers (base color)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sending You Oceans of Love

Hi there and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink!  This is Tanya from Studio 5380 with a "mermazing" card to share with you....

Isn't she adorable?
This little cutie is from the Mermazing Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.

To create my background I inked up some white cardstock using the following Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.  After allowing the inks to dry I stamped my background with the Mermaid Tail Background Stamp from My Favorite Things using Versamark Ink.  Next I sprinkled on Ranger's Super Fine Embossing Powder in White and heat embossed my background.  I also heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock. 
Using the scalloped die from the Die-namics Blueprint #27, I cut out a piece of silver glitter cardstock to go under my heat embossed panel.  This was adhered to a black cardbase.  I colored my sweet mermaids with Copic markers and added some wonderful sparkle with Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard, Silver Moondust and Blue Lagoon.

And, of course, I always like to pretty up the inside of my cards so I had to use another sweet mermaid from this fun stamp set.

That about wraps things up for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by - sea you soon!

Monday, July 17, 2017

A-Maze-ing Birthday!

Hi friends!  Welcome back to the BRI Blog!  Kari with you, and I wanted to share this interactive birthday card featuring some fun products from My Favorite Things!  Who doesn't love a fun interactive birthday card, or just an interactive card in general?!

This set from MFT is awesome, and to pair it up with the fun Maze Shapes which you can also purchase in black, shaker pouches, and then add one of the Maze Spheres, you can quickly create a fun element on a card!!

To start my card, I created my background with some Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, and Picked Raspberry, and the smaller panel with Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  

For the panel for the maze, I die cut it with the largest of the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Square Tags die set.  To create my frame for my maze element I used the MFT Circle Shaker Window die set with some Ciltrano card stock.

My tip when assembling the Maze element is to use very strong adhesive like some double sided adhesive.  I found that using regular tape runner or glue won't hold your element together.  

For my sentiment, I wanted to have a bright white sentiment to compliment the maze shape, so I white heat embossed my sentiment from the same You're A-Maze-ing stamp set!

I like making interactive cards that are not too difficult, and this one fits that bill!!  

See you all soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

May All Your Wishes Come True!

Hi, Butterfly Ink-ers!   Kimberly here today,  and I'm so happy to be back this month with a colorful card featuring products from Concord & 9th, Sunny Studio & Altenew!


(Coral Berry, Purple Wine, Orange Cream, Parrot, Lagoon, Warm Sunshine, Ocean Waves, Lavender Fields & Midnight Violet)
Iridescent embossing powder

I started by stamping a mandala with multiple colors of Altenew inks - for each ring, I used two colors of ink.   I die cut the finished mandala and then cut it in half and set them aside.   

I die cut the largest mandala into a piece of black cardstock twice so I could get the beautiful edge detail.   To get the color to peek through those detailed holes, I inked my card base with Coral Berry ink to perfectly match the stamped mandala.   I added the die cut black cardstock to the inked card base and adhered the dies into the negative space.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.   Again, to perfectly match the card, I used the Coral Berry ink direct to paper and then added some iridescent embossing powder and heat set it.   I die cut the Wishes sentiment from the embossed paper and added a drop shadow by die cutting another sentiment and offsetting it just a bit.

I love how colorful this card is - and that it could be used as a birthday card or even a wedding card!   Such a versatile sentiment!  

Thanks for joining me today - until next time, friends!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Comfort and Joy

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

Hey, it's July, and that means we are more than halfway through the year and moving closer to Christmas!!

I am one of those crazy people who is just giddily excited about all things Christmas-related. I start occasionally listening to Christmas music in October and watch every holiday movie known to man between November and New Year's.

I married an incredibly sweet man who actually encourages my love for the season of Yuletide and EVEN suggested we celebrate Christmas in July. You know what this means--Christmas presents when it's hot outside!

To celebrate Christmas in July, I decided to veer away from the normal path and create a holiday-themed card for today.

I started by taping a piece of watercolor cardstock to my work surface. I used three different colors of distress ink (Lucky Clover, Pine Needles, and Evergreen Bough) and an ink blending tool to create the background that's serving as the card panel. 

I used my heat tool and dried the panel, and then took a round paintbrush and flicked water on the piece. I used a paper towel to blot up the spots and was left with snow-like spots on my panel, which further added to my festive theme!

I then used one of the sentiments from the Avery Elle Comfort and Joy stamp set and stamped it in Versamark ink before white heat embossing it. 

I die cut a white border for the sentiment using the Avery Elle Postage Stamp die and adhered it to my panel. I then trimmed down the card to a 4-bar size and called it a day!

Thanks for reading a long for my holiday installment of my weekly design team posts! 

Happy Saturday!