Friday, January 18, 2019

Just Love

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a Wonderful week! It is Dana here today sharing a two cards using the Gorgeous Concord & 9th: Just Love Stamp Set.


I started my card's by creating my backgrounds. I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder...if you do not own any of this powder stop what you are doing and head to the store to place your order!! It is so fun and creates the most gorgeous background!! 
To begin, I used the Tim Holtz: Distress Watercolor Paper. I used washi tape and attached the paper to an old cutting plate so it wouldn't warp as I added water. First, you want to wet your paper a lot. Then, you can slowly add your powder, a little at a time. I found it was easiest to control, by gently tapping the bottle and just letting a little come out at a time. Keep adding water, and tilting your paper to let the colors run together and cover your background. I also used a paper towel to dab up my extra water that accumulated around my edges. 


On my turquoise background, I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Atlantis Burst. On my purple/pink background, I used both Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Cherry Bomb and Nuvo Shimmer Powder is Violet Brocade. It is hard to photograph, but trust me...there is a lot of shimmer and it just might be my favorite background ever!!


For my image, I used the Concord & 9th Just Love Stamp Set. This is a large stamp so I used my Original MISTI Tool to do all of my stamping and to get a good clean image. 


The stamp fills a card front- I love it!! I started with the outline stamp and then there are two large flower stamps and two large leaf stamps that you add to fill in your image. The stamps have a sort of watercolor look to them and they are very easy to line up. 


I followed the same stamping format for my pink and purple card.


Once my stamping was complete, I used the Concord & 9th Just Love Dies to cut out my floral image. Next, I used the Love die (also included in the set) to die cut the word Love from some glitter paper.


I hope you enjoyed my cards today and consider giving Shimmer Powders a try...you won't be disappointed!! 
Enjoy your weekend!!
Dana



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Using Holiday Stamps All Year Round!


Greetings fellow crafters!  Happy Thursday, Ashley D. here!  If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots of holiday themed stamps, and it seems a shame to banish them to use only a few months out of the year.  I love to make the most of my stamps (aka investment, *wink* *wink*), and take them, what I call “beyond the set.”  And I especially love it when I can use Christmas stamps and dies well beyond the holidays!  Today I created a baby boy card using two holiday favorites; Neat & Tangled’s Little Baby Jesus stamp and Mama Elephant’s new Oh Joy Halo Script die cut set.  

I first stamped the baby Jesus onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card using my favorite Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then I used the included small star stamp to create a pattern on the blanket.  No need to mask the edges, since we’ll be cutting him out.  I then colored him in with Copic markers (BG01, C-0, W-0, E000, E00, YR31, YR12, and R00), and added little white accent to his cheeks with a Gelly Roll Classic Gel Ink 08 pen.  This stamp does have a coordinating die set, but the baby die does not cut close enough to the image to exclude the straw background completely.  Therefore, a chose to just fussy-cut him out at the border line.  

After setting him aside, I moved onto the Oh Joy sentiment.  First, I ink-blended with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon onto a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock, and die cut the sentiment.  I also die cut two additional copies of Oh Joy onto scrap white cardstock and glued all three together to make the sentiment thicker, with more dimension.  I also die cut the halo portion of the die out of light blue vellum.  For the background, I used the new Mama Elephant Framed Tags - Waverly dies (large and small scallop rectangles), and Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles (3.5”x2.25”).  I die cut the large scallop rectangle out of white cardstock, the small scallop rectangle out of patterned paper, and the stitched rectangle out of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I ink-blended the middle of stitched rectangle again with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon.  And splattered both white rectangles with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Luna Silver watercolor paint.  

To assemble, I glued the small rectangle onto the patterned paper, then attached both to the larger white scallop rectangle with foam adhesive, and then onto a standard A2 card base with more foam adhesive. I stamped the “it’s a boy” sentiment in Tumbled Glass onto white cardstock, and die cut it using the thinnest Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die cut, snipping off the ends.  Finally, I glued the Oh Joy sentiment to the halo vellum background and adhered it, the baby, and sentiment, to the card with more foam adhesive.  For a little extra sparkle, I added silver star sequins, small blue jewels, and a little Zig Wink of Stella Clear glitter on the blanket stars and Oh Joy sentiment.  Viola!  Christmas images OUTSIDE of Christmas!  Happy stamping!  Don’t forget to check out the BRI 40% off clearance event going on now, and Creativation updates coming soon!  It begins today and we’ll be there!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lots of Wishes


 Hi, friends!  Kathy here sharing lots of wishes...birthday wishes, that is!  Our family has six members with January birthdays plus I have a few friends who were also born in January which makes for a lot of wishes to be sent!

My cards were created with My Favorite Things WISH die and several MFT stamp sets.  There are so many cute MFT stamp critters that I'll be using to create more cards like these!  




 I used the same Reverse Confetti frame on all of them and selected coordinating pattern papers from My Favorite Things Tiny Check, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring and Lawn Fawn Realy Rainbow Christmas paper pads.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I Love You With All My Heart


Happy Tuesday crafty friends! Danielle here up on the blog showing you a card perfect for your special someone this Valentine's Day!

I adore this cute Little Bear Agenda stamp from Mama Elephant and knew they would be perfect for this card.

To start off my design, I ink blended a panel using Distress Ink Oxides in Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord.  I ink blended them on a diagonal is a rainbow pattern.  I then used the Mama Elephant Circular Grid Die and ran the die and panel through my die cutting machine.  I adhered a piece of glitter cardstock to the base of my card and adhered my die cut ink blended panel using foam adhesive on top.  I colored 12 bears from the set using various colored copic markers along with the Little Bear Agenda Die. I randomly adhered my little bears in the circles using foam adhesive.  For extra detail and dimension, I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the hearts.


For the sentiments, I used Everyday Sentiment Banners Lawn Cuts ( *Enabler Alert* which by the way is on SALE this week in the shop at an amazing price!! So I suggest you go and grab it before it's gone!! ) I then used VersaMark Embossing Pad and heat embossed with Lawn Fawn Gold Embossing Powder.  Using foam tape, I adhered it to the front of my card.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do! Have a fabulous week!!

Don't forget to stop by the shop for the HUGE SALE! Over 6,000 items 40% off!! That's right 6,000 items at 40% off!! That's amazing!! So now is the time to  pick up those items you've had your eyes on or for gifts for friends and loved ones!! 






Monday, January 14, 2019

Merry Little


Hello, BRI fans! Toni here with you today trying to keep my New Year's resolution of spreading my holiday card making throughout the year rather than lumping it all at the end.  Any bets on how long it lasts?!  And did you know BRI is having a huge clearance sale right now?  Check it out!

For today's card it's all about the pink. I sponged Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry onto the card base and spattered it with water.  While that was drying I diecut the white panel using the MFT Christmas Tree Window and a scalloped rectangle. I used a leftover bit of a panel watercolored with Lindy's Magicals. You could get a similar shimmer using Wink of Stella.


To finish the card I embossed one of the Mama Elephant Holiday Messages onto a Lawn Fawn Everyday Banner using Versamark and my favorite Ranger detail white embossing powder.

Feel free to check out my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, to see my other creations.  I'll see you next week! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Not so Holiday Penguins....

Hello Crafty Friends Waleska here from craftinglove glad to be sharing with you another post for Butterfly Reflections Ink blog.  Who says we can´t use holiday stamps for other occasions right?  I created my card for today with that in mind... if we look carefully in our stash of holiday stamps we might find some that can be used in different ways.... or maybe you are like me, you love a stamp set so much you just have to use it all year round!!!


CARD DETAILS:

Having the Love Season in mind I used the MFT Holiday Penguins to create a Valentines Day Card.  I started by stamping this adorable penguins with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored them with Zig Real Brush Pens in colors 010 Black, 051 Lemon Yellow, 070 Orange and 026 Light Pink.   To make them not so Holiday I chop off the Christmas presents they have on their head... and just like that I made them regular penguins for any occasion... 


I die cut the Amazing Skating Pond Scene Die from Hello Bluebird stamps to create the scene for my penguins.  I love this scene dies because they are just like a little puzzle, I added color to some of the pieces with Oxide Inks.  For the pond I used  Tumbled Glass, for the trees Weather Wood and for the background a mix of Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick (my favorite combo for the season).  


I glue all the pieces to a white card base and added the frame with Kraft Cardstock.   For the sentiment I used on the Skating Together Stamp set from Hello Bluebird too.  The final touches were some little star sequins I adhere with Glossy Accents a Jewel Picker and a lot of patience...


And there is.... an idea on how to use Holiday Stamps and Dies for different occasions... What do you say?  Would you try it?   Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today!!! Don´t forget to stop by the SHOP to find your favorite brands and shop shop shop!!!

Have an Amazing Day!!!



Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sending Warm Wishes!

Hello!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a card using some Neat and Tangled products!
I just love these little eskimos! And since it's been in the low 70s all week where I live...I thought maybe someone else could use some warm wishes! Ha!


I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!
I combined images from the Snow Fun and Stay Cool stamp sets! I popped them all up with foam tape, on those snowy hills! The hills were created with white cardstock and the the Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn!


And guys...how pretty is that background!!!! No!! I didn't ink blend it...I used some of the Altenew Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape!! IT'S SO PRETTY!!

I finished off the card with some white embossing paste, and my favorite star stencil ever!
be sure to check out all of these goodies in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!
Happy shopping!
~Samantha