Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lacey Leafy Thank You Cards

Hello, there! It's Lynnea back with a few more cards using the Lace Leaf stamp set from Concord & 9th. I love how versatile this set is! Remember that you can pick it up in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop when you're done here!

Here's my first card. The leaves are finally falling and there's a chill in the air up here in NE Pennsylvania! This is one of my favorite times of year (second only to Christmastime!). I started this card by using the Lace Leaf stamp set to stamp some orange/red ink and some yellow/orange ink to make an ombre leafy background at the top left and bottom right of my card. I embossed the leaf overlay with Versamark ink and some gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and that was it!

I wanted to take this autumn stamp set and make it not-so-autumny. So I stamped the leaf image repeatedly with Versamark ink on some teal paper and embossed the panel with white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Script Greetings set from Right at Home onto vellum and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used scissors to trim around the swirly letters to make the vellum just a tiny thin strip. I stuck the strip onto the card and spattered some gold paint over the panel and the card is done!

Head over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop to get your hands onto these products! I can't wait to see you again next week! Bye!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Like There's No Manana

Good morning everyone! It's Cassie here, and I'm back with two fun cards to share with you. Today's cards feature the fun My Favorite Things set Llama Love stamp set and the Mini Fringe die. I wanted to create a card that had the texture of a piñata, and that had a piñata on the card front. Here's what I came up with:
 I made the two cards with the same basic layout, but varied the color combinations that I used. For both cards I die cut enough of the fringe pieces to cover a card front. Then I took my Distress Inks and applied color with my mini ink blenders. You have to be careful when doing this because the little pieces are easily bent. For the first card I only applied the color at the bottom of the fringe to keep the card front plain enough for the colorful piñata. Then I spritzed them with water to get a splattered/distressed look.

Next I stamped two of the llamas from the stamp set onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I colored one in with warm grays for the bright card front, and one with a rainbow of colors for the more pastel/light card front. I like them both a lot, but the rainbow one is more authentic piñata to me. I used my Copics for this, but you could use a lot of different things to achieve this look! I cut the piñatas out and ran a black marker along the edge.

To put the card together I attached all of the fringe pieces with tape runner, added a string to the back of the llama piñata and popped him on to the card with foam tape, and heat embossed the sentiment onto some kraft cardstock which was cut out and also applied with foam tape. I also gave the llamas google eyes to give the card a more playful look :)

And that's it for my cards today! I really enjoyed making this fun, bright card and I hope you liked it too! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon with another card!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Let's Hang Out

Karen B. here from The Bald Dragonfly, and I first want to thank everyone who entered my birthday giveaway and left sweet comments (winner posted below)! It was a great week for sure. I have a fun and cute card today showcasing stamps and dies from a mix of companies that are available at the shop!

First, I stamped the cute dog images from MFT's You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Set and colored them up with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Onto some red cardstock, I stenciled a brick pattern with MFT's Small Brick Wall Stencil and Fired Brick Distress Ink. I mounted the panel onto a white card base (with the fold on the left, instead of the top) and die cut a circle in the upper center. Then I die cut a series of circles from Waffle Flower's Flowers Circle Inverted Dies in white paper and layered these on the front panel. I stamped and heat embossed in white a sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Better Together Stamp Set onto black cardstock and attached this to the card base with a tiny staple.

On the inside front of the card, I affixed the dog's face, peeking through from the outside of the card.

I affixed a yellow piece of cardstock on the inside of the back panel and stamped "Let's Hang Out" from Neat & Tangled's Better Together Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Just a reminder that if you see something that is out of stock at the store, please click the "Put Me On The Waiting List" button so that Vanessa knows you absolutely need this item and can try to order more!

The winner from my birthday giveaway post, according to Random.Org was commenter #5, jen! Jen, I've emailed you...happy shopping!
I appreciate each and every comment and like/visit to my facebook page!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Wicked Halloween!

Hello, everyone!!  Laurie here to share a Halloween card with you.  First off, let me admit that I am not a fan of Halloween. I know, right??!!  Deep down I want to like it but....
However, I did have a blast making this card.  I used an actual Halloween stamp set and a not even remotely close to a Halloween set.

This is where my thought process started. I started by going through scraps of cardstock to find halloween colors (that cardstock is actually purple).  I used the First Step Stamp Set and Co-ordinating Dies from Waffle Flower.  

I then stamped the shoe images again on white cardstock and drew "stockings". I coloured the stripes with my alcohol markers.  Can you see where I'm going with this?? :)  

To create a custom sentiment for my card, I used the Peek A Boo Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm.  I only used the "Have A" and "Halloween" portions of the "Have a Magical Halloween" sentiment.  For the custom part of the sentiment I used the Sophisticated Script Stamp Set from Concord and 9th.

I created a black frame using Wonky Stitched Rectangles from My Favourite Things and put my card together.  I added Matte Black Enamel Dots and stamped some stars in purple ink.  As you can see, I did make some color changes to the bows, using green and orange cardstock and the paper piecing technique.  And witch shoes aren't complete without a little sparkle, right??  I added a TON of Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and Glossy Accents to finish them off.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Have a "wicked" week!!!!


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sending Hugs Slider Card

Hi there lovely peeps. Vera here. So, lately I am kind of into interactive card. After all, I just finished the Wild Card class from Online Classes that is all about interactive card. One of my favorite is the slider card.

Now, here's a look at my card at first glance. 

For this card, I used  and Altenew Beautiful Day set. It's such a beautiful set and I thought it's perfect for slider card. For starter, I stamped the image on 2 panels using Misti tool. The 1st panel, I adhere to the card base and the 2nd one I die cut for the frame and the insert  using MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames

As you slide out the insert, it will slowly reveal the colored scene behind it.

And, tadaaa... prettiness revealed.

Actually, I kind of loving how it looks without the slider. But, hey, the slider make it fun, don't you think?

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Short and to the point. What can I say, we finally have pretty fall weather here, so I am all ready to be outside and enjoying it. Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! Cheers....

Friday, October 21, 2016

It's a happy day

It's a happy day! Yes indeed cause it's Friday and I don't have to work my part time job this weekend. Whoo hoo! 
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by, Gladys here and I have this fall card to share with you today. My neighborhood is full of maple trees and everyday the leaves turn into a bright red color. I just love it! I didn't get to experience the seasons growing up because I lived in Hawaii which was not bad at all. =) But as much as I love the warm sunny weather I also enjoy the cooler temperature and fall colors. 
I built a simple scene for this card with two critters from Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp set. I also added a few dies from My Favorite Things.
For my background I blended pine needles, evergreen bough, cracked pistachio and squeezed lemonade distress inks. I die cut the trees and distressed it with aged mahogany, abandoned coral, fossilized amber and rusty hinge. The branches and fence were die cut from brown cardstock. I stamped the critters, leaves, and rake in Memento tuxedo black and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies. Once I assembled the card I forgot about the sentiment but not a big deal because the stamp set came with smaller words. When I stamp sentiments I have to use my MISTI tool to make sure that it's lined up perfectly. I don't know how I lived without this tool for so long it's incredible, pun intended! I hope you like this card and enjoying the fall colors in your neighborhood.
Be sure to check out the shop for the latest release from all your favorite companies. There are so many holiday products it's so hard to choose because I want them all. Happy shopping!!
Have a great day, till next time!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Are You YETI for Christmas?!

I am! I'm YETI for Christmas! Haha! Hello! Lynnea here with a card project featuring the new My Favorite Things Beast Friends stamp set. This is a must have for Christmas and everything else! These little Yetis are to DIE for! Let's get started! Remember to head over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop to pick up any or all of the supplies I've used!

Here's my card! I started by stamping out images from the new MFT Beast Friends stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with various Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. Don't worry! If you're not a fussy cutter, the shop has the matching dies in stock HERE. I used the MFT Stitched Snow Drifts Dies to cut out two hills and the Lawn Fawn Little Town Border Die to make a little town in the background. I wanted to give some color to my houses, so I used a blender tool to add three colors of Distress Ink to my houses: Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers. I used Tumbled Glass to make a light blue sky and Hickory Smoke to add some shading to my snowdrifts.

This card wouldn't be me without some sparkle! And lucky me! I finally caved and bought the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen! It is so sparkly! I couldn't capture all of the sparkle on camera! I used the sparkle pen to blend out the gray Distress Ink on my hills and on the red accents to my Yeti. After adding the sparkle, I added white accents to the scarf and the present using a White Gelly Roll Pen.

That's all! I'm so excited for Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year and I can't believe it's a mere 2 months away! Hooray!! Don't forget to pick up all of the things you need for your crafty habit at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop! Have a great day!