Monday, September 25, 2017

A Bitty Bear Birthday

Hi, guys! It's Kevin here again sharing this super cool birthday card with you! One of my favorite color combos is black and white with a pop of color. Check it out-

I used the utterly adorable honey pot bear from the Bitty Bears stamp set from MFT as my focal image. He is layered onto some vellum to dull the plaid paper behind him. I used a scalloped border die on the plaid paper to add some pizazz, since this is a pretty clean and simple card- yet there are sequins and twine- sort of a lot for my CAS style but I think everything seems to work okay together. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped onto a speech bubble cut from MFT's Essential Speech Bubbles.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Fall Leaves

Hi everyone,

It's Jenny here and I'm back with another fall/autumn themed card, despite the fact that the weather here in New York is glorious and super hot!  (Seems like we are getting another last gasp of summer!)

The card I'm showing today uses a very versatile design, and is so quick and easy.  Several of the new Carta Bella stencils in stock, or many of the repeating pattern stencils could be used for this technique, and with so many Nuvo Mousse colors and glitter colours, the sky is the limit!!

The stencil I used today is the Carta Bella Fall Leaves stencil.  I love the all over pattern this creates, and the detail in the leaves is fabulous.  Stencils are one of my favorite card making supplies as there are so many ways to use them and they're great on the wallet.

To create this card I took a white card panel (I used sturdier cardstock 110lb) trimmed to slightly smaller than an A2 size card.  I taped it down to a craft mat and then lay the stencil over top, adhering in place with more tape.  This makes sure the card doesn't shift until you're ready.  I then smoothed Nuvo Mousse in Indian Gold over the top, fairly thickly, using a palette knife.   While this would be a great look on its own, I wanted a little more pizzazz, so before I lifted off the stencil, I sprinkled (with my fingers) some Wow! Sparkles Glitter in Pumpkin Spice on to some of the leaves.   I love the new Wow! glitters, and this one - well its fall/halloween, so PUMPKIN! Yum :)

I lifted off the stencil carefully and washed it and the mat/knife before anything else (this stuff is very hard to get off once dry).   While it dried, I created the focal image using the Altenew Super Script stamp.  I stamped this several times onto the same white cardstock using my MISTI in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then die cut it using the co-ordinating dies.

I also die cut a maple leaf from Vellum using the Neat & Tangled Maple Thanks die (I just used the outer die).  I adhered the 'awesome' with foam squares over the maple leaf and then added a strip of adhesive behind the leaf to adhere to the card.  The sentiment hides any adhesive that would show through the vellum (attaching vellum is SO HARD!)  

As a finishing touch I created my own part of the sentiment with my vintage Dymo label maker which I popped up on foam tape at a jaunty angle to match the falling leaves.     I then backed the entire panel onto a sturdy white card base with adhesive and called it done!

That's it from me today - any questions do let me know.   I hope you have a wonderful week.

Jenny x

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Great Day for a Hike

Hello, again!  It's Andrea with you today.  When I was growing up, we went for lots of walks in the woods, especially in the fall.  Now, that fall is officially here (and, hopefully soon, cooler temps, too!), I'm itching to get outside and enjoy some nature!

I just adore this bear from Neat & Tangled's Schoolhouse set.  Ever since I saw him, I kept imagining him hiking through the woods with his backpack full of snacks.  Using my MISTI, I stamped him and a bunch of trees from N & T's Lumberjack Love set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before coloring everything with Copics.

To create my background, I did some simple watercoloring with distress inks onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once that was dried, I stamped a sentiment from The Greeting Farm's Hello & Smile set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I arranged my trees in the background and popped up the bear with some foam tape before adhering the panel to a white card.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Darcie's Stamps - Witching you a Happy Halloween

Hi everyone! :)  It's Christine here for Butterfly Reflections, Ink and I'm super excited to share a fun  Halloween card with you all today using some brand new Darcie's Heart and Home stamps and Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. 
I have a video tutorial showing how I painted the cute witch image and how I created the galaxy background.  You can see the video here:
(To view on YouTube, click HERE)

Here are some pictures of my card:

To create the background, I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  I then stamped out all my images from the adorable Cast a Spell stamp set from Darcie's.  I colored the images with my Zig markers and my Detailer Water Brush

I then used the the Grassy Hillside Border Dies from Lawn Fawn.  I also cut out the Village Border Die from Lawn FawnI then put my scene together by adhering the grass and village border straight to the night sky panel using regular adhesive.  I then adhered all the images to the scene using foam tape and then adhered the entire panel to an A2 sized notecard using foam tape.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder so it would really pop.  For a finishing touch, I added some sequins from my stash

For a finishing touch, I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to the pumpkins and candy bowl.  I also added some sequins from my stash.  Make sure to head over to Butterfly Reflections, Ink for a look at these and all sorts of amazing products.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Big Hugs!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Squirrel!!! MFT Wild Woodland Birthday card

Hi again!  It’s Jacquie, back with another fun project for Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
Today’s card is a fun scene card I made.  When I saw this adorable Wild Woodland set from My Favorite Things, I knew I had to have it.

The first thing I did was stamp the squirrel and the acorn multiple times using Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink.  In the end, I think I stamped up 30 acorns, but did not use all of them. I chose fun, non-traditional colors for my acorns.  I wanted my squirrel to be carrying a pile of them! I colored them using Copic markers and cut them all out.
For my background I colored a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper using Distress Inks - Mowed lawn and Peacock Feathers. (PSST!!! These colors are on SALE!)  
After the background was dry, I die cut the piece using the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Elements Die.  I then stamped the greeting with Versamark and heat embossed with Altenew Pure White Crisp embossing powder.

I added the squirrel and then carefully placed all the acorns in a pile.  I probably arranged them 5 or 6 times until I got them the way I wanted them.
After I glued everything down using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and Scotch foam tape, I added some details using a Gelly Roll white pen and of course some sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

That’s it for today, hope this card makes you smile!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ghostly Greetings

HEy, guys! Kevin back with another Halloween card to share with you! This time I grabbed MFT's Fab-BOO-lous stamp set. Check it out-

I stamped all the adorable ghosts and the headstone onto a square panel. After some really quick Copic coloring and adding shimmer pen to basically everything, I added it over some patterned paper and a card base. To finish it off I white heat embossed one of the punny sentiments onto black card stock.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this super fun Halloween card! I hope you got some inspiration!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Unicorns and Stars

Hi everyone, Jenny here with a fun and crazy card for all you unicorn and glitter fans today.  I'm playing with the wonderful Unicorn Dreams set by PinkFresh Studio.   I love the imagery in this set - it feels like a unicorn set for adults :D

To create my card, I first created a watercolor background. I spritzed a piece of watercolor paper with water until it was pretty wet and shiny.  I then used Derwent's Graphik line marker paint pens to create the background.  You can achieve a similar look with Color Bursts too, which Butterfly Reflections Ink carries in the shop.   I basically flicked on color with the marker, letting it bleed out in wonderful feathery bursts.   I let it do its thing and left it to dry.

Once dry, I used Heidi Swapp's Minc Reactive Mist and flicked a few drops across the dried watercolor panel.  This is a somewhat thick liquid like a spray paint (but thicker) that you can FOIL when it is dry.  Once it dried I ran the piece through my Minc with some Decofoil Iridescent foil.  It created wonderful sprays of silvery flashes.  It reminds me of mercury.

I used my MISTI and the unicorn from the stamp set to stamp over the watercolor foiled piece. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and had to stamp 4 or 5 times to get a crisp solid black line.   When dry, I coloured in the unicorn's horn, mane and tail with a silver glitter gel pen for more sparkle! I then partially trimmed out the unicorn with scissors and my trimmer.   I also die cut a Star Shaker outline by My Favorite Things from silver glitter cardstock.

For the card base I used some pale rose card which I ran through with an embossing folder to create a heart texture.  I adhered the unicorn panel using fun foam and liquid adhesive, and slotted the silver star in with glue dots.   I trimmed off the bottom of the card with a strip of silver glitter paper and some thin washi tape.

The sentiment was from the same stampset, which I heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder onto dark purple cardstock and popped up on foam tape.

Et voila! Crazy hearts, stars and unicorn glitz!

Hope you enjoyed it - let me know if you have any questions, I loved making this card, so much fun!

Have a great week,
Jenny x