Saturday, June 23, 2018

Because




Hi Crafty Friends

Ali here, its great to be guesting for a day with this lovely set from Concord & 9th - Just Because. For this card I was inspired by a recent video by Jennifer McGuire to pull out my perfect pearls and get some shimmer happening on my card!!
Many years ago (19 to be exact) I did buy some 'pearl powders' and now you can get Perfect Pearls in so many beautiful colours!That does illustrate that these powders go a long way and last for ages!!


The first thing I did was create my background by stamping the leaf image from the set in versamark ink on some grape coloured card (any dark card will work well) and brushing with my perfect pearls - I used a metallic pearl. The picture below is just after I had covered my images with the powder (after this you wipe it over gently with a microfibre cloth to remove the excess powder from the card where there is no ink) After this, you will need to spray lightly with a fixative (found at hardware or office supply stores).
I stamped the paint 'swipe' rectangle image on vellum and white embossed, roughly, fussy cutting it out. I die cut the leaf and flower images from vellum.  I die cut 2 x 'because' words from grape coloured card and stacked them with glue. I then covered this with versamark ink and clear embossed with clear embossing powder 3 times to get a shiny, raised effect.

I stamped out "you matter to me" in Dusty Concord Distress ink on white card and cut into sentiment strip.

I attached all elements as shown with adhesive. I finished with some pearl drop accents.
The shimmer is sooo pretty!!
Thanks for joining me!
Ali xx

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ice Cream Card

Hey y'all! It's Kelli here again with a really cute card using Waffle Flower Stamps!
I just love this stamp set from Waffle Flower. It's called Sweet Ice Cream and I absolutely love these little mice. I colored up these images with Copics and added little dots with a Copic Fine Pen. 
I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder from Nuvo.
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!




Thursday, June 21, 2018

MFT Stamps Happy Bird-Day

Good morning, everyone, Amy Copeland here today with a colorful birthday card featuring stamps from My Favorite Things.  I started my card by coloring in the cute bird image from the Toucan Do It stamp set.  I stamped it with Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn onto smooth white cardstock and colored it in with Copic Markers.  I used the Coordinading Toucan Do It dies to cut out the bird.  As per usual, I added some finishing details with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and Glossy Accents.  I also used my new black Glaze Pen on the eye to give it a shiny, glossy black finish.  I had one of these in the past, but it must have dried out and it never worked right.  I was thrilled to get this new one and have it work right out of the gate.  :)



Next, I got to work on my background panel.  I used my MISTI to stamp the triangle-pattern stamp onto smooth, Bristol cardstock, first with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink.  I then used my Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy to clean the stamp really well and left it in the MISTI in the exact same position as before.  I then used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide and lightly tapped it onto the stamp in an angled position, so I didn't get complete coverage on the stamp (sort of like the rock-and-roll technique).  This is where the MISTI comes in really handy--I was able to stamp directly down onto the original stamped impression to give it a two-tone effect.  I then cleaned the stamp again really well with the Stamp Shammy and rotated it the opposite way, lined it up on my card panel where I wanted it to go, and repeated these steps using Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxides.  The pink row was done with Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Oxides.  I repeated these steps, alternating colors in each row, until the bottom half of my panel was covered with the triangle pattern.


Once my card panel was stamped, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel.  These and these are great options.  In order to give the top of my card panel a little interest, I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to lightly blend Salty Ocean Distress Oxide in a centralized circle right about where I was going to adhere the bird.

Next, I got to work on my sentiment.  I took a piece of Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink.  I coated the clear, sticky ink with Lawn Fawn's White Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool to set it until it was smooth and melted.  I trimmed the sentiment down with my paper trimmer into a strip and glued it down with Mono Multi liquid glue.  I created my card base out of Lawn Fawn Guava cardstock, in a top-folding, A2-size standard card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  I used the same Mono Multi glue to adhere my card panel onto the card base--I have been loving using liquid glue lately for things like this--I used to be a die-hard tape runner girl, but the liquid glue gives you a little more wiggle room to make sure it's absolutely straight before it's firmly adhered.  Just make sure you use a light hand so it doesn't gush out the sides or warp your paper.  :)






Next, I got to work on the leaf.  I used Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxides along with my mini ink blending tool to lightly apply the ink onto a scrap of white cardstock.  Once I was happy with the blend, I used a die in the MFT Stamps Wild Greenery set to cut the leaf out (I couldn't find this exact die set in the store, but this Tropical Foliage die set by Hello Bluebird is a pretty close dupe).




Finally, I adhered the rest of the elements to the card.  I used Mini Glue Dots for my leaf and the bird.  The final finishing touch was a scattering of May Emerald Green Birthstone Crystals by Studio Katia.  There is a mix of three different finishes in the beautiful emerald green color--there's an opaque one, an iridescent one, and a transparent one.  I used the opaque and iridescent jewels on this particular card.  Thanks for joining me today for this fun "bird-day" card--hope you enjoyed it and that it inspires you to create your own.  See you next week! :)


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.

Aloha,
Lindsay





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!

Kelly