Monday, September 24, 2018

Autumn shadow box using Lawn fawn products

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today sharing with you this shadow box that I have created using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies!

To create this card I started by stamping the cute images from Jump for joy stamp set  from Lawn Fawn and then also stamped two of the bunnies from Snow day stamp set  also from Lawn Fawn. After all the stamping was done I started coloring the images using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then fussy cut the images.

To add more interest to my images I added a few highlights using a white gel pen and also added some dots to the eyes using a black gel pen 

Now was time to assemble the shadow box and for that I am using Lawn Fawn Shadow box card die which I die cut from kraft cardstock and the hills I die cut from white cardstock to be able to ink blend the using Distress inks

Last was to add the critters and I tried to arrange them so if you look at the shadow box card you will be able to see them all peeking . Also the hedgehog is adhered using a stripe of acetate so he looks like he is about to fall into that pile of leaves.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you like the card that I have created ! Until next time have a great day!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pure Innocence by MFT Sending Blessings

Hello everyone, Amanda here, I hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Today I wanted to share a card I made using a recently release Pure Innocence stamp/die set by MFT called, Sending Blessings

I inked the background hill in Pumice Stone and the clouds in Iced Spruce. (both Distress Inks by Ranger). I used 2 MFT stencils to do this, Mini Cloud Edges and Drifts and Hills. I love using these for easy scene creators, so check them out in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop

I Copic colored and die cut all the images to arrange my scene. I used patterned paper from the PhotoPlay Fall Breeze paper pack. for a few layers under my colored scene.

I added some Stickles glitter to the leaves, heat embossed the sentiment in white and cut out that little banner on brown cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed my project, make sure you check out the new products over at  Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

For the Love of Cocoa!

YAY!  So happy to be back with you all today!  Today I am going to share with you a card that I absolutely love.  

So this Thanks A Latte set from Lawn Fawn is perfect!  Truly.  I loved that it has a cocoa sentiment as I inhale cocoa.  I love it.  I am an addict.  After seeing this set, I happily set to work on this card.

I started by cutting the cute patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Knit Picky Fall paper pad  down to fit my A2 card base and adhered it to the card.  I die cut the Lacy Heart  from white cardstock.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped the images, colored the mug, contents and marshmallows (aren't they the cutest!) with Copic markers.  After die cutting them out with the matching dies, I took another piece of patterned paper, stamped and cut out the scarf and adhered it to the mug.  Then I began to assemble the rest of the card.  I adhered the mug to the heart with foam adhesive and then adhered the heart to the card with foam adhesive as well.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock and adhered it to the card front.  I added the cute marshmallows with more foam adhesive.  I gave the marshmallow cheeks that extra touch with a white gelly roll pen to finish off the card.  Oh and not to be remiss, I added a little shimmer to the marshmallows with my Wink of Stella clear pen.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did!  Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, September 21, 2018

May all your wishes come true -Mama Elephant stamps

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today and I am so excited to share with you my first post as a design member team.
For my card today I choose the Dandelion wishes stamp set  from Mama Elephant and stamped it using My favorite things black hybrid ink and then started coloring the images using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Once the coloring was done I fussy cut those cuties but if you have the coordinating dies  from the set is even better :)) and I then started working on my panel.

And for that I am using Stitched hillside Backdrop : Portrait die and ink it using Distress inks : Antique Linen, Vintage Photo , Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and then added a few splatters of water and dry it with a paper towel.

Stamped the sentiment and a few tiny images using Versa mark ink  and white embossing powder . Now the final step was to add the critters using either foam tape or liquid glue !

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you like my card and were inspired to take your stamps and create something fun !

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Snarky Mermaids Are the Best Mermaids

Hey friends!

It's Jess, and I am so thrilled to be joining you on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog for the very first time as a Design Team member. Hooray! We're going to have a ton of fun together this fall, so let's jump right in.

For my first project, I'm sharing a card I made with the absolutely darling 'Mermaid Anya' stamp from The Greeting Farm. When I saw her on the website, I just knew I had to have her, so I snagged her right away. She's way too cute to pass on! I colored her up using Copic markers and added a few gel pen accents in white.

I decided she needed a serene ocean background, so I kept my Copic markers out and got to work. The sky was super easy - it's just streaks of oranges, pinks, and yellows layered on top of one another to form that pretty sunset sky we all love. I colored up my 'ocean' as well and added a few gel pen waves here for some interest.

I cut my background panel down to about 3 inches and then adhered it to my white card base. I decided the perfect sentiment was a snarky one, because let's be honest- snarky mermaids are the best mermaids, right? What better stamp set for this than the new 'Sassy Pants Best Friends' set from My Favorite Things? This set is so hilarious!

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento using my Mini MISTI so that I knew I'd get a perfect impression. Once my sentiment was nice and crisp, I used a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the card.

I have just recently started experimenting with copic colored backgrounds, so I've been going for those a lot lately. What's your favorite type of background to make? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know!

Hugs and love to you all,

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

No Line Watercoloring - MFT Poppies

Hello everyone! It's Ashlea here, and I'm thrilled to be sharing my first project as part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink design team. For my first post I decided to try a technique I have never tried before. Makes sense, right? Great!

As soon as I saw the Painted Poppies set by My Favorite Things, I knew I would finally try the amazing, beautiful, dreaded no-line watercoloring technique. Of course I've watched endless video on the subject and repeated "you can do it!" to myself but until I saw these poppies, I never really felt the *need* to try. These images have such a fun, whimsical design that lends itself so well to this technique and I'd love to tell you how I achieved the look.

For starters, I knew I wanted to make the watercoloring itself a bit easier for me since, well, I'm not really great at watercoloring. "What are you doing here?" I can almost hear you saying. Let's move on. I cut a piece of watercolor card stock to 5" x 7" and stamped the florals, stems, and leaf images with Distress Oxide in Antique Linen. This is a great no line ink to use because it is light and will blend in when watercoloring. I decided to dig out my Inktense pencils which are basically watercolor pencils but very saturated.  They lend themselves well to no-line watercoloring because you use water to push the color away from where you put the color. So, I used the pencil to draw in the areas that I felt would be most saturated on the flowers and leaves. Then I used a small round paintbrush and clean water to carefully push the color out to the less saturated areas. I would occasionally stop to clean the brush, and used just the edge of the color to draw even less saturation to areas I wanted to represent highlights like the center of the leaves and the very tips of the petals. 

After the flowers were complete, I masked all four edges of the card front and carefully applied clean water around the flowers. To the saturated area around the flowers and in the masked area, I applied a light blue watercolor. Once that was dry, I removed the masking tape and Inca Gold watercolor from Finetec to line the very edges of the blue rectangle. I thought this gave a little bit of shine to the card and also framed the flowers a little more. For the sentiment, I used "Hello" and "Lovely" from the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord and 9th because I thought the script went well with the image. To finish off the card, I used some white Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little bit about how I faced my fears and tried no line watercoloring for the first time. Let me know how you plan to color in these poppies! I'll see you soon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Harvest Greetings: A Newbie Post

Hey there!  Ashley Harris here!  Super excited to be here with you for my first Design Team post at Butterfly Reflections.  I try to be conservative with my exclamations, but it may be hard being on this team.  To be a part of such a great team is exclamation worthy for sure.

My first card is a fall card.  It is hard to imagine fall coming as it is still reaching 108 degree temperatures here in AZ.  Thankfully there are cute stamps that put you in the mood.  That and a fan turned on full blast in your crafting space.  

Today's card features the Sunny Studio Stamps Fall Kiddos stamp set.  I love this stamp set so much!

To make this card I took a 4 x 5 1/4 inch panel of white cardstock and masked it off and went to town with my Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn.  I adhered the panel to an A2 card base.  I then stamped these super cute Fall Kiddos in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then used my Copics to color them in.  I then cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I stamped the wind and then adhered the cute images to the panel with foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment on a word strip and adhered it to the card.  I adhered the leaves to the wind and sentiment with foam adhesive.  to finish the card I added some shimmer with my fave Wink of Stella in clear.  Finished the cheeks off with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. LOVE!  

Here is a close up where you can see the hint of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to hanging out with you some more!  No off you go to create magic!