Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tis The Season For Treats....

Hello and happy Sunday everyone! Mayra here from Mayras Designs
with today's post. I used the super pretty Mermaizing stamp set from 
My Favorite Things for my card today. There are coordinating dies
available here

For my background, I used the Wavy Coloring Book Background stamp 
from My Favorite Things. I LOVED the design of this stamp from the 
moment I saw it and how people were using it! 

I began by die cutting the red cardstock using MFT Die-namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax.
I heat embossed the image using Versamark Ink and Hero Arts White Satin Embossing powder
The sentiment is from the Happy Pawlidays set, I heat embossed this as well.  

For the mermaid, I used the hat from one of the puppies from the  Happy Pawlidays set
I colored the image using Copic markers. 

I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Dreams

Hello and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 and I have a dreamy Christmas card to share with you today:

I just love this sleepy little pup!
All of the images on this card are from the adorable Christmas Dreams stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I colored the images with my Copics and cut them out with the Christmas Dreams Lawn Cuts die set.

I used several great products to add a little sparkle to my card, including:

I also used some darling prints from the  Here Comes Santa Claus paper pad from Doodlebug Design to create my card background.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I hope all of your holiday dreams come true!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Holidays Deer!

Hi everyone!

Jenny here with a fun holiday card using non-traditional colours featuring a cool stamp from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection. BRI carries all of this collection which also includes some co-ordinating papers, stickers, and other embellishments to play with. 

I have a video showing the full detail on how I created this card over on my channel on YouTube:

To create the card I applied my powder tool onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the three snowflakes from the set all over in Versamark ink. I heat embossed in white embossing powder.  I then die cut a heart from masking paper using a Hero Arts Infinity Heart die and adhered it to the embossed panel.

I then ink blended using my mini blending tool three colours of Hero Arts Dye ink (Bubblegum, Ultra Pink and Soft Pink) over the top and removed the mask.  I trimmed down the panel slightly and adhered it to a 110lb white card base.   I then stamped out the reindeer and the bird in copic friendly black ink and coloured in with my copics (I used BG000, BG13, BG11, RV13, RV10).

I heat embossed the sentiment from the kit using Versarmark and sparkly embossing powder. I used WOW! Cloud 9 but a very similar powder is the Silver glitter powder (Cloud 9 has a few more colour specs in it). I fussy cut out the sentiment, and used my ScanNCut to cut out the images and then popped them up on foam tape. As a finishing touch I used Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard for some subtle sparkle.

That's it! Non-traditional holiday colours and such a super cute must have stamp set!

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jolly Holiday Wishes

Hello, again, friends!  It's Andrea back with you today.  In case you haven't finished your Christmas cards, here's another one to inspire you (hopefully). 

I'm taking my kiddos to visit Santa today, so a Santa-themed card was in order!  This Santa and deer from Reverse Confetti's Jolly Holiday are some of the cutest I've seen.  After stamping both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I colored them with Copics and cut them out.  Naturally, I couldn't resist adding some highlights with a white gel pen.  I also brushed on a bit of clear Wink of Stella and gave Rudolph a shiny nose with Glossy Accents.

I just love the  whimsical nature of that patterned paper, don't you?  It's from Echo Park Paper's Deck the Halls paper pad.  The tree paper was die-cut with MFT's Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics.  The frame was created by layering two dies together.  For a similar look, you can use Lawn Fawn's Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables and Fancy Scalloped Circle Stacklables Lawn Cuts.  

After adhering all of my die-cuts to a white card, I popped up my colored images with foam tape.  Santa received two layers of foam tape, except for where he overlapped the reindeer.  I die-cut a banner with MFT's Stitched Sentiment Strips.  To achieve a shorter strip, I used partial die-cutting.  I stamped a sentiment from Jolly Holiday with Versamark ink and white heat-embossed it.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lawn Fawn - Christmas Dreams

Hi everyone!!!! It's Christine here and I'm up on the blog today with a fun little Christmas scene using some adorable stamps from Lawn Fawn. Here's my card:

To create my card, I first cut out a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper and then lightly inked it with some Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.  I then lightly spritzed the panel with some water.  Next, I stamped my images from the adorable Christmas Dreams Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped them onto some Canson XL watercolor paper and then painted them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Detailer Water Brush.  I then cut the images out using the Coordinating Christmas Dreams Lawn Cuts Dies and then adhered them to my distressed panel.  I then adhered the entire panel to a standard A2 sized card base.  For a finishing touch, I added some Iridescent Crystals from Studio Katia.  I also added some glitter to some of the stamped images using my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!
Hugs, Christine

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Pair of Seasonal Shakers

Hello friends!  Jacquie here with some more holiday cards!  Today I have a pair of shaker cards both made with some adorable critters that I've colored.

This shaker is a combination of different sets.  The bear, deer and bird are from Avery Elle Winter Woodland Wonders. The penguin is from Lawn Fawn's Here We Go A-Waddling, and the greeting is from Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings.  All of these colored critters were stamped with Altenew Crisp Permanent black ink and colored with Copic markers.

This card features reindeer and presents from Pretty Pink Posh Reindeer Friends....again, stamped with Altenew Crisp permanent black ink and colored with Copics.

To assemble the shakers, I cut a circle on a card panel, adhered Judikins embossable Window plastic for the window and made the shakers with Scotch foam tape.  I filled both shakers with an assortment of sequins and micro beads from Pretty Pink Posh.  

I die cut a Chainlink circle from My Favorite Things Die-namics linked chain circle frames out of glitter paper and adhered it to the front of the window.  I added the die cut critters to both cards and finished it off by adding some sparkle from a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Thats it for today!  I hope you like these!  Shakers are really not too hard to make once you get the steps down, and practice makes perfect!  These fun cards are especially fun for the recipient!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hey there, crafty friends!

I'm really happy to be here sharing this holiday card with you. Creating this card really got me in the holiday spirit!

I started out by creating the background. I used the Echo Park Oh Christmas Tree stencil and my Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and blending tool to create the vibrant background.

I then used a Hero Arts Christmas tree layering stamp to create my Christmas tree. I used various shades of green ink and then used Versamark ink and white embossing powder on the last layer to create the snowy look on the branches. I then used a small circle stamp and red pigment ink to create the ornaments. Because I was adding these ornaments as the last layer on the tree, I knew I needed to use pigment ink since it would sit on top of all the other layers of ink.

After finishing the tree, I die cut it out with an oval die, and then I used the frame die in the set to cut a red frame from scrap cardstock. I brushed the edges with Candied Apple distress oxide ink just to give the frame some depth. I also cut a wide strip of the same red cardstock and treated the edges with the same red distress oxide ink.

Now it was time to put all these different elements together. I adhered my stenciled background to my card base, and then glued my red strip across the front. I then put my oval Christmas tree piece on top of the red strip and finished off the card by gluing the red frame on top of the oval tree piece.

Thanks for stopping by today, and Merry Christmas!