Saturday, February 24, 2018

Swimming By with Sunny Studio Stamps!

Hey friends!!  I'm so happy to be joining the BRI blog today!!  I have a super fun card to share with you today so let's dive right in shall we??

One of my all time favourite stamp sets from Sunny Studio Stamps is the Magical Mermaids set.  Out of all the mermaid themed sets out there, I think this one is the cutest.  I stepped a little out of my comfort zone for this one and tried this masking technique for the first time.

I started by cutting a heart mask using a sheet of Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper which was cut down to the size of an A2 card front and a heart die from Lawn Fawn.  I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock as I knew I wanted to do some watercoloring.

I chose a bunch of the smaller images in the stamp set to fill the inside of the mask making sure to stamp over the edge of the mask. This is what I ended up with..

I chose a handful of colours from my set of Tombow markers to colour in the images first.  I then filled in and around each image with a blue marker.

Turned out pretty good except for the slightly ugly coral at the bottom.  I tried to mute a very bright pink colour by adding grey which obviously didn't work.  But I went with it. There was no way I was starting over :)!

I stamped one of the mermaids on to Bristol paper as well and coloured her with the same markers.  I used the co-ordinating dies to cut her out.  For a bit of fun, I decided to add a Mini Wobble Spring to the back of her.

To add a bit of interest to this panel, I used the largest of the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables to cut it down.  I then made my own cardbase by cutting two pieces of cardstock with a rectangle die, scored one of them at the top at 1/2" and adhered them together with some Scor-Tape.

I adhered the scalloped panel on top and voila!!

Of course, the sentiment was the last thing on my mind but thankfully I remembered to stamp it before I attached the mermaid!

And you can't have an underwater scene with out some glitter and Glossy Accents!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you find some crafty time today!!


Friday, February 23, 2018

Hi, hello!  Norine here, with a couple of die cut cards to share.  You guys.  This Doodled Lace Cover die by Altenew isn't playing fair! It feels like such a cheat to simply die cut some cardstock, slap it on a card front and instantly have a beautiful card!  It should be harder than that!

So, to elevate the amount of effort and thus feel better about myself (wink), after die cutting the complete background panel, I scissor-cut the main floral element from another die cut piece, colored it up with Copics (R01, R20, R32 for the petals and G12, G21, G24 for the leaves) and popped it up on foam tape.  I also die cut the word "hello" from grey card stock with this Pretty Pink Posh Script die, stamped the word "friend" using the Altenew Halftone Hello set, and adhered that strip over the card background.

Then I added some hole-less silver sequins and called it done!

I really fell in love with that single floral element though.  So I made another, simpler card, with a stitched die from MFT, opening where I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Pretty Pink Post Everyday Greetings stamp set, gold heat embossed it, and added the Copic colored, foam-tape-popped-up flower and leaves.  (The Copic colors I used to match the kraft card stock are E40, E42 and E43).

And again, a few sequins to finish it up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Persian Beauty

Hello Crafty Friends!

 Put simply - I adore this stamp set! Persian Motifs from Altenew - beautiful images, so easy to colour and the colour combinations you can use for this flower are endless!
This stamp set looks stunning coloured with Polychrolo Pencils on Kraft card (by now you will know how much I love kraft card!!) and re-stamped and embossed in gold embossing powder.
I began this card by stamping the 3 flower images from the set, using my original Misti, with Momento Potters Clay ink (a light distress ink will word too). IMPORTANT: keep your stamps in your Misti where they are - later you will go back and re-stamp the images, so they need to stay in place!

Next I coloured the images using Polychromos. When the colouring was done, I placed the card back into my Misit and re-stamped the images with Versamark Ink, then gold embossed. I then die cut them with the corresponding dies.
I made a frame from green cardstock with my mft Stitched Rectangles Stax Dies and coloured this with my Polychromo's too (I used a water brush to blend the colours a bit more).
I then assembled the frame (adhered with 3D foam) and flowers as shown onto a kraft card-base. I stamped a sentiment from a label stamp set on kraft card and cut-out to a strip. I adhered this to the front of the card with 3D foam. A finishing touch was to colour the flowers with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.

Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for joining me again!
Ali xx

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi, BRI friends!

It's Dana here. I have cute birthday box card to share with you today. Let's get started!

For this card, I started by die cutting box card elements from Pebbles Forever My Always Paper Pad using Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Die. All papers of inside & outside are from same paper pad. I die cut window and oval shape using same die set, too.

I stamped lovely images from Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends stamp set with Altenew Permanent Black. I then colored them with Copic markers and Zig clean color real brush markers.

I highlighted some pieces using Signo White and applied Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black to eyes and Nuvo White Gloss to some dots and Nuvo Morning Dew to cake and muffins. It's not shown in the picture well, but I added sufficient sparkles to every balloons with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen- Clear Overlay.

For sentiment from same stamp set, I gold heat embossed it with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing powder. I then slightly ink blended the oval panel with Distress Oxide Tattered Rose.

To finish, I assembled every elements and taped them using Permanent Dot Glue Tape.

Plus, I'm sharing a listed supplies. Most supplies are avaiable in Butterfly Reflections Ink shop.

Hope you enjoyed this card and happy crafting!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Easter My Hunny Bunny

Hi Crafty Friends,

Alix here bringing you an early Easter Card. Easter day is special to me and my husband. Because he proposed to me 7 years ago on Easter day. Guess where I found my engagement ring? In my daughter's Easter basket! He was going to bury the ring underneath the dirt at the park we first met. Then he worried that dogs will find and take it away. So he quickly hide it into the Easter basket at the last minute. The problem is my 2 years old daughter almost cried when I took the ring from her because she thought its from the Easter bunny. I will never forget that moment. hehe...

Now let us talk about this card I made. I Picked Neat and Tangled Cottontail Cuties Stamp set for Easter scene. I stamped all images with Memento ink in Rich cocoa and colored them in pastel color combos with Copic markers. To create the background, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in fossilized amber  and tattered rose on Tim Holtz Distress watercolor papers. I used two papers, one for bottom layer and one for the top. To create the center window, I cut the paper into two parts with Lawn Fawn Lacy border die, then I adhered foam tape underneath to create dimensions. I mixed water and two inks that I used for the background, then splattered the mixture onto all card front space.

Time to assemble our colored images onto the card. I adhered them using Multi Medium Matte. Popped the carrot up with a tiny piece of foam tape. I simply stamped the sentiment "Happy Easter" from the same stamp set with Memento ink in Rich cocoa. At last, I pulled out my all time favorite sequins Neat and tangled Sherbert Sequin Mix to fill up some empty space for finishing touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are influenced by my Easter spirit. Remember, its never too early to prepare coming holidays! See you on next Tuesday. Bye bye now!

Monday, February 19, 2018

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics card making frenzy!

Hi guys!

It’s is I, Erica, the glutton for punishment, on the BRI blog today. You might wonder what that refers to and I will get to that right this minute: The Olympics. Not the sporting event, no. I’m talking about this:

There are four events for this and the deadline is later today, Monday 19th of Feb. For my card for today I decided to participate inMFT 2018 Creative Olympics | Event #4 - Speed Cardmaking. Oh boy... I really, really do not know why I do this to myself... Way back in the day when I was at school, I used to put off assignments using the argument that I work better under pressure. It was a load of rubbish back then and it certainly is a load of rubbish now! The only speed events I take part in these days are cake eating and manic cleaning 10 mins before someone is coming over..! 

Well, anyway, I went ahead with my bad idea BUT thought I’d at least come up with a design for the card before I pressed the ‘start’ button on my stopwatch. I do not have a proper stopwatch, I for some reason, feel the need to point out here. I used the one on my phone. 

I grabbed the Celebrate dienamic, some Stitched speech bubble dienamics, some MFT patterned paper, the Bitty Bears stamp and dienamic set, the Hot Cocoa Cups dienamics and a coffee stamp set. I originally thought maybe I’d cut out a cup and make it pretty with a pattern and the speech bubble would have a sentiment stamped on it from the coffee set and make it look like the cup is saying whatever I would stamp on the speech bubble. Sounds pretty cute, doesn’t it? I didn’t end up doing that. Instead I stamped up the bear with the balloon from the Bitty Bears set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then sprinkled clear embossing powder on it, which I set with my heat gun. 

Getting my Zig Clean Color markers out, I quickly coloured him in and was already down to 14 mins left...! I know time flies when you are having fun but come on!! The sweat beads started to pop up on my forehead at this point.

In an attempt to be efficient with all the diecutting, I did the bear, the speech bubble and the Celebrate word dienamic one after the other and set aside. Down to 11 mins already. More sweat! 

The patterned paper I picked comes from a pack called Painted Prints Citrus and as I had coloured the bear’s balloon blue, I picked a yellow polka dot paper to create a nice contrast. The speech bubble is cut out of light grey card stock and the Celebrate is in MFT Brushed Gold card stock. Once I had the patterned paper adhered to my card base, I was somehow already down to 5 minutes! 

Using the Mini MISTI to make sure I got a clear and crisp stamp when I added ‘Happy Birthday’ to the speech bubble so the sentiment says ‘Celebrate, Happy Birthday’, I didn’t have time to waste as it was literally ticking down towards 0 quickly! 

Slapping on foam tape like a madwoman I adhered the speech bubble and the bear, then reached for my Glossy Accents to use to adhere the Celebrate word when DISASTER!! It was clogged!! Nooooooo... I seriously jabbed my tweezers into the spout like I was injecting someone having an allergic reaction with an epi pen!

It is fair to say I did not add it evenly to the back of the word but there was no time! If you look closely, you can see that there are bits not glued down at all BUT I finished with 7 seconds to spare! SEVEN SECONDS!!! Phew! I worked up a bit of a sweat and what felt like actual heart palpitations during this event but I did it. Whoever said crafting doesn’t count as cardio has a screw loose and I’d dare them to smell my arm pit right now! LOL!

Ok, I need a shower and to rehydrate. Maybe a muscle massage to help me recover quickly? I'll deal with the craftermath tomorrow I think, I'm too tired after all that to clean up tonight.

Have a great week and I hope you like my Speed Making card! 19 minutes and 53 seconds on the clock. I’m rather impressed myself to be honest. Just to see, I also timed how long it took me to write this up and the timer has just hit 32 minutes, and that is just the writing part, not linking products, adding photos etc. Less impressed with that...

Happy crafting from Erica 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hello Sweet Girl

Hello everyone,

Coralynn here and I'm so glad to be back again on the BRI blog today with you all.  I have a friend that is having a baby girl soon and her colours are pink and grey so this is the card I created.

I started out with the Lawn Fawn of course and the Winter Alpaca stamp set. I stamped the Alpaca and the little heart in grey ink to create the background.  I then took my copics and did a bit of no line colouring to just the scarf.

I coloured another Alpaca with warm grey copics and the same colours for the scarf as the background and added some shimmer.  Everyone needs a little shimmer in there life.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Hello Baby set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with with Hero Arts white embossing powder on to black card stock.  I then glued it to the card base and popped up the Alpaca die cut with foam tape. I added a bit of shimmer to the little hearts too and called this card done. 

Be sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop for lots of wonderful goodies.


LF - Winter Alpaca
LF - Hello Baby
Hero Arts embossing powder
LF - Black Card Stock

Thanks so much for stopping by!