Friday, November 16, 2018

Double Slider surprise card ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today sharing a fun interactive double slider surprise card using Lawn fawn stamps and dies !

Here is how my card turned out , and I have used several of stamps from Lawn Fawn and also the Double slider surprise

I started by stamping and coloring the images from Holiday Helpers  , Winter Village  , Coaster Critters using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Then I die cut two panels for the slider parts and inked them using Distress ink Peacock feathers and once the ink was dried I stamped the snow falling from the Snow cool stamp set   using Versa Mark and embossed them using white embossing powder.

Also wanted to add some details so I took the die and die cut the forest border from white cardstock and added to the slider parts and also to the main panel so when the slider is open there is a continued scene !

Then I started adding the other elements to create the card! To finish the card I added the slider part on a A2 size card base where I also added a piece of pattern paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! Until next time hope you have a great day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Altenew - Garden Treasure

Hey friends!

It's Jess! I'm so excited to be back with you again this week to share a pretty little card using products from Altenew.

To start my card off, I taped a piece of cardstock down to a wood board with washi tape. I knew I was going to be adding some water to my project and taping it down helps minimize warping. I stamped out the largest outline image from Garden Treasure a few times on my cardstock. I used Raven Detail Ink for this.

Once I had all of my flowers stamped in the position I wanted, I grabbed my Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe. These liquid water colors are so great and they're super easy to use. I used Violet, Yellow, and Coral for my card today. I added a drop or two of each pigment to my media mat and used a water brush to paint the color on to my cardstock. I wanted a loose watercolor look, so I purposefully went outside the lines of each flower. I liked how this gave it a little more of a whimsical look.

After I watercolored each of my flowers, I grabbed a few Copic markers. I added shading detail to each flower for a little extra dimension and interest. I also used the 'Snowing' stamp from Altenew to add 'splatters' to the card without worrying about getting any ink where I didn't want it.

I used a piece of washi tape as an accent strip and the end at an angle. I heat embossed the sentiment from Beautiful Day, 'sending hugs & happy thoughts,' on black cardstock and mounted the strip on foam for some dimension. To finish the card off, I added a few pretty sequins in different sizes.

I hope this card inspires you to create something pretty today. You could even change this one up and use poinsettias instead - then you'd have a pretty Christmas card!

Hugs and love to you all,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ink Blending a Glowing Sky - VIDEO - MFT Stamps

Hi Inkers! Ashlea here, and today I'm super excited to share a video tutorial with you featuring this ink blended glowing sky using the My Favorite Things Festive Flamingos set and Catherine Pooler inks. It's such a simple way to add a stunning backdrop to your scene cards. Check out my video here for step by steps!

Catch that? Maybe you need written out step by steps? No worries, friend! I've got you covered below.

1. My secret weapon for this blending is the Catherine Pooler Premium White card stock. It's much like Bristol Smooth card stock only formulated specifically to work well with Catherine's ink. This ink/card stock duo is a GAME CHANGER. I promise.
2. Start with Juniper Mist ink on the very outer edge of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front. Be sure to blend a little ways into the card front as you will finish with a black color on the outer corners of this ink blend.
3. Continue blending in with Grape Crush blending right over Juniper Mist. The color on color blend only helps the cohesion of colors. Don't be afraid to mix them!
4. Go over the blend line of Juniper Mist and Grape Crush with the Juniper Mist ink once more. This really smoothes that blend and creates such a ombre effect with no harsh lines.
5. Repeat these very steps with Flirty Fuchsia and finally Pixie Dust as your center "light".
6. Blend Midnight Ink on the very corner and edge of the card front. This really drives home the "night time" feel with light radiating from the center.

I especially love the way these colors work together to create this glow. This My Favorite Things Festive Flamingo is the perfect character to light up this night sky with the Christmas lights strung around his neck. My dad lives in Florida, and I have a feeling he'll be getting this card in the mail within the next few weeks.

For the snow bank, I cut a piece of white card stock with an Xacto knife and cut both the card front and the snow bank with MFT Stitched Rectangle dies. I adhered the flamingo (which I cut with the Festive Flamingo coordinating dies) with foam tape as well as the sentiment strip and added some snow with a white gel pen. The snowflake embellishments are from Catherine Pooler's new sequin mix, Aspen. 

Finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2 sized card base with foam tape. I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this glowing sky scene. I would love to know if you use a similar technique or if you plan on using this one! Tag me on instagram @ashlea_crafts to show me your creations! Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you again very soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Agenda

Happy Tuesday!  I am super excited to be here to share with you a card I recently made.  I have been coloring a lot lately and not making much with what I was coloring.  So I forced myself to sit down and make one.  I was inspired by a card made by Sharna Waksmulski.  I saw it on her instagram at @cardsbysharna.  Go check it out.  So here is my take on that card:

Here is how I made it:
I stamped the images from the Mama Elephant stamp sets of Little Snowman Agenda, Little Reindeer Agenda and Little Santa Agenda. I colored them with my copic markers and then cut them using the Little Snowman Agenda Dies, Little Reindeer Agenda Dies and Little Santa Agenda Dies and set them aside.  I took some colored cardstock and trimmed it down to 4"x 5 1/4" and inked up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.    I then did the same with a strip of the same cardstock. Taking my metallic watercolors, I splattered an icy blue onto the cardstock and let it dry. Next I adhered the inked panel to a white card base.   I then stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Simply Winter Sentiments on the strip of cardstock and adhered it to the card front.  The next step was to adhere the cute snowman, santa and reindeer to the front of the card with foam adhesive.  To finish it off, I adhered some clear confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here is a better view of what the splatter looks like:

Hope you have a fantastic Tuesday and enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Joy Ornaments with Cable Knit Embossing

Hi all, Amanda here with a fun wintery card to show you today!  I saw this stamp set, Joy Ornaments by Mama Elephant from their latest release and I had to have it.  I actually love coloring letters and I think this set is SO much fun because you have options to turn the O in JOY into snowflakes or ornaments!  Really cool, don't you think? I used the coordinating dies to cut my images out as well.

And how about that embossed background?  I'm in love with the new Cable Knit embossing folder in 6x6 by Sunny Studios! I loved the results when I took the kraft cardstock out, the embossing is just GORGEOUS!

I then took the scallop die from the Frameworks Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs and cut out a very light blue piece of cardstock. I cut out my letters and snowflake, Copic colored them and assembled on my cardfront. I added the sentiment up top AND these super cute  Winter Days Confetti by Pretty Pink Posh for a little added decoration!

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink and check out these fun products and MORE!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Hey y'all! Kelli here with a card I made using some super cute Waffle Flower Stamps!

For this card I used Waffle Flower Cold Hands Stamp Set. To add some dimension, I also used the Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter.
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

'Tis the Season for CUTE stamps!

Good morning, everyone!  Amy Copeland back with a guest design post here on the blog for Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  I really love Hello Bluebird stamps and their holiday/winter release is sooo adorable.  I was on a crafty retreat a couple weekends ago and created this card while I was there.  I started with my background, blending Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks onto smooth, white cardstock with my Mini Ink Blending Tool.
I cut the panel out with an A2-sized (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Stitched Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn (it looks like it's out of stock in the store, but you can click on the Waiting List , or here's a Cross-Stitched set in stock).  I used the same rectangle to cut out a piece of glittery, sparkly, GORGEOUS Pixie Dust card stock from Lawn Fawn, then used one of the new Hills & Dale dies from Hello Bluebird to round the top portion of the "snow" panel.  It looks like that set is currently out of stock, so you can put yourself on the wait list, or HERE is another option that would even give you stitching detail on the rounded portion of the hill.
After completion of the background and snow pieces, I got to work on the adorable reindeer images from the Snow Play stamp set from Hello Bluebird.  I stamped the reindeer and accessories (hat, string of lights) onto smooth white cardstock with Copic-friendly ink, colored them in with my Copic markers, and cut them out with the Coordinating Dies.  I always like to add special details wherever possible, so after my images were colored, I added detail with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen, Glossy Accents, a Glaze Pen, and a Snow Marker.

For the sentiment, I colored a piece of cardstock with my Copic Markers in an ombré fashion (R35, R37, R39), then used the falala die in This set to cut it out.  I used my MISTI to stamp the words " 'tis the season" several times with Versafine black ink (the glitter didn't really want to fully accept the ink, so the MISTI was pretty handy for the capability to stamp it more than once in the exact same position).  I then sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Finally, I adhered everything to my card panel using Liquid Glue.  I love the way this cute, clean-and-simple card turned out.  The pictures don't really do it justice--it's soooo sparkly in real life!  Thank you so much for joining me today and make sure you check out the store--there is always something new and wonderful! :)