Monday, July 24, 2017

Layered Stamping with Distress Oxides

Hi crafty friends!!
Kari with you to share this card featuring the Budding Thanks set from Altenew.  Their stamp sets, particular the layering sets are so beautiful, but they can be a bit intimidating.  I didn't let that stop me in purchasing this set, with its coordinating dies.  

There are many inks you could use to ink up these beautiful flowers, but I wanted to use Distress Oxide inks.  They are great for full coverage inking since there is a fusion of dye and pigment ink.  

I wanted to keep this card fairly clean and simple, because I wanted that flower to take center stage. 

For my sentiment, I used the set crafty friends also from Altenew.  I also wanted to an "ombre" look to the sentiment as well, so I used both the Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks to achieve that look. I also stamped an additional leaf and die cut its coordinating die and popped it up to give the leaf a little dimension.

I die cut my main panel from MFT's Blueprints 27 die, and to finish the card off, I added some PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti sequins using Ranger Multi Matte Medium.  

Hope this inspires you today to get out your layered sets :)  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday - I wobble!

Hello everyone,

I am excited to be back with an interactive card for your today.

I used a few stamp sets and lately I keep gravitating to MFT and Lawn Fawn.  I have a soft spot for Lawn Fawn.

I started out with a white panel and stamped the the pineapple background stamp from MFT with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the adorable pineapple from Lawn Fawn.  I used my copics (Y02, Y13 & Y17 - YG 25 & YG67) to colour it and I die cut the sunglasses from Lawn Fawn black card stock. and popped it up with foam tape.

The background panel was dry so I took a LF dotted circle die and cut out the centre. I then took the same LF dotted circle dies and cut out a frame from some green card stock. I found some acetate and added that to the back of the panel and then added foam tape to create the well for the shaker goodies.  I dusted it with an anti static tool and added chunky glitter and some clear sequins from my stash.  I have tons of this that I never seem to use and these colours matched so I thought I would used them.  

I added the green diet circle from earlier and adhered it to the front panel. I took the banner dies from my stash and cut out from the same black card stock as the sunglasses and heat embossed the sentiment from another LF set.  I added a bit of foam tape to the back and added it to the card.  To finish off the card I added an action wobbler to the pineapple to give this card something special.  I added the front panel to the card base with foam tape and called it done. 

I tried to get a short video of this wobbling but it didn't work out. Sorry! :(

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to head over to the BRI shop and check out the Lawn Fawn Pre-order that's now up and boys you are not gonna want to miss this one.  So many awesome goodies.

LF - Aloha  and Aloha dies
LF - Hang in there (sentiment)
LF - Dotted Circles (large - Small)
LF - Black Licorice card stock 
MFT - Pineapple background stamp
TH Oxide ink - Fossilized Amber
Mini Action Wobblers 
Banner Dies - there are lots of dies like these in the shop from lots of great companies
White embossing powder
white and green card stock

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

So Grapeful!

Hey Everybody!

It's Saturday again, which means I'm up on the design blog with another card.

A few weeks ago, I talked about coming up with some "template" type ideas to roll out when I wanted a simple card. I incorporated that idea into today's card.

I love a good pun on a card. I especially love the contrast of an artsy or classically colored card with a funny or snarky sentiment. It's just kind of....jarring, for lack of a better word. And I think that's so fun when you open a card and see that.

I began by using one of the images from the Memory Box We Gouda Together stamp set and stamped it repeatedly over my paper with my favorite black ink. I then broke out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and picked out some purples and went to work coloring these grape images. 

I then stamped the sentiment from the set on to a piece of purple cardstock in Versamark ink and white heat embossed it. I mounted it on a piece of patterned paper before mounting the whole strip on to my card panel. 

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables die to cut a stitched edge around my card base, and after that was finished, I glued my grape card panel on to my base and called it a day!

This card was very easy to put together and I love stamp sets like this one with lots of smaller images that you can combine or use by themselves as a repeated background. 

Thanks for stopping by today and reading about my card!

Happy Saturday!

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!