Friday, December 2, 2016

You are my Fairytale

Hi everyone, Gladys here! Today I have a non-holiday card to share. Don't you think November flew by so fast? I'm in denial that Christmas is right around the corner and as always I'm procrastinating to do my Christmas cards but it's okay because I'm one of those people that works better under pressure.
For my card I used an old and new stamp set from Avery Elle. I recently got the Swans stamp set with the cute couple riding a swan....let's say it all together now Awww! I inked my background with several distress inks: tattered rose, picked raspberry, shaded lilac, and blueprint sketch. I then cut my panel using MFT double stitched rectangle. I colored the flower canopy and the cute couple with copic markers. I adhered the couple towards the bottom of the panel using foam tape. Before adhering the frame I heat embossed the sentiment just below the couple. I glued the flower canopy onto the frame and trimmed off the excess. Then I added foam tape behind it to give it dimension. I also added white accents onto the flowers using my Gelly roll white pen. Finally I went to town and used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen all over the swan and flowers. I couldn't get a good close up picture of it but this card is very sparkly!

That is all from me. I hope you enjoyed this card. Have a happy weekend everyone! I shall return next week with a Christmas card.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sweet Kitchen Scene

Hello, everyone! It's been a long time since I used some cute Lawn Fawn images, so I thought I'd make a cute Christmas kitchen scene to share with you!

I feel like I've seen so many cute kitchen scenes all over social media, so I thought I'd try my hand at one, too! It was quite simple really and I love the way it turned out! I started by stamping out my images from Lawn Fawn's Baked With Love and Milk and Cookies stamp sets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them in with various Copic markers. I kept to traditional colors for the cookies, spoon, and baking ingredients, but I used red and green for the bowl, mixer, plate, and cookie jar. I cut them out with the coordinating dies for Baked With Love and Milk and Cookies.

I covered all of my images with a coat of glitter using the Clear Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen. Now it's time to make my scene. I cut a piece of white cardstock to be the background for my scene and masked it off with washi tape about half way up the paper. I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to create the background for my cabinets. Then I cut strips of paper to be 1.5" by 3" and distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I scored them down the middle and glued them on to my scene. I added some Black Liquid Pearls and boom! Cabinets! My scene looked a little strange, so I cut a strip of paper about a half inch thick and distressed it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and glued that to my card. I assembled all of my images together and glued some flat to my card and others I popped up.

I thought I needed something to go inside of my cabinets, so I grabbed Lawn Fawn's Oh Snap! stamp set and the coordinating Oh Snap! dies and colored the cute gingerbread men and put them inside of the first two cabinets.

I stamped the sentiment from the Oh Snap! stamp set and embossed it with Hero Arts White embossing powder inside of the third cabinet. I stamped a sentiment on the counter top from the Milk and Cookies stamp set and heat embossed that as well.

That's it! This card was so fun to make! I hope you enjoyed it, too! Be sure to pick up any goodies you desire in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop! See you next time!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Enjoy the Little Things

The only part of Mondays I like is this part, sharing my projects with YOU!!  I guess it's one of those "little things" I enjoy.  How was that for an introduction??! hahaha :)

Todays card features a stamp set from Newton's Nook called Happy Little Thoughts.  This set is SO sweet!  It's full of wreath images, flowers, leaves and sentiments in the most beautiful fonts!!  What's also great about it, is it has Co-ordinating Dies!!!  I'm a huge fan of co-ordinating dies..another one of those "little things".

I used the most floral wreath in the set and stamped in onto to some smooth white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The images are fairly small, so only one color of marker is necessary to color.  I never really have a plan in my head when it comes to my cards, I usually will focus on the main image and start from there (which is why most of the time, I never have room for a sentiment!)
After I die cut the wreath, I sat and looked at it for awhile, trying to decide what to do next.  When I'm stumped, I look through my dies, they usually steer me in some sort of direction.

For this project, the Blueprints #15 Die-namics from MFT caught my eye.  This set has a couple of wonky panels, a heart, a star, a dual stitched circle and a couple of banners. It's great!  I ended up using the circle and the large wonky panel dies.

What was perfect about this set was the circle!!  It fit the sentiment perfectly!!!  I die cut the circle out of the white panel, laid it on the card base and heat embossed the sentiment through the circle using White embossing powder.  I thought the white panel looked a little dull so I used a Triangle Embossing Folder from WeRMemory Keepers. This is a set of two folders, I used the one with the smaller triangles.

I adhered the now embossed panel directly to the card base and foam mounted the wreath to surround the sentiment.  I added a few stamped and die cut leaves to fill out the image a little more.  To finish it off, the Enjoy the Little Things set has tiny hearts in it, I didn't stamp them, just die cut them to make some embellishments.  And those hearts were lonely so I had to add some white dots with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White (love these drops!)

I hope you enjoyed my card for today!!  I hope you also got a chance to do some shopping at the shop this weekend!!  Vanessa still has a super deal going on right now but it ENDS TODAY!!!!

Until next time....


Sunday, November 27, 2016

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Hello! Emily Midgett here with you today as a guest for the wonderful Vanessa at Butterfly Reflections Ink! I'm so thrilled to be back here with you, and I have a super festive and fun watercolored card to share with you today, so let's get started!

First let's talk about the watercolor panel. I used Winnie and Walter's In Bloom: Elsa's Florals stamps to create a background using Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. With some super simple masking (like, I stamped one of the poinsettias on masking paper and used it repeatedly), I was able to create some pretty little mini-bouquets of holiday flowers and foliage. After I had stamped everything to my satisfaction, I used my Zig markers and a wet paintbrush to color the festive florals. 

I didn't want to cover up my painstakingly watercolored background, so I stamped the gorgeous greeting from the Merry and Bright stamp set, also from Winnie and Walter, onto some thin vellum and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed the panel down and added some dots of Ranger Multi Matte adhesive behind the embossing to try to hide it a little. I cut a red scalloped rectangle with my die cut machine, adhered the watercolored greeting panel onto it, then mounted the whole thing onto my top-folding card base with dimensional adhesive. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project! I'm so thrilled to be back guesting for Vanessa... she's awesome! Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend, filled with family, yummy food, and wonderful shopping!

ALSO! If you haven't taken advantage of the super amazing sale she's running this weekend, RUN... don't walk,,, over to the website and get yourself some goodies! You just can't beat 25% off and Vanessa's lightning fast shipping! The sale runs through Monday, 11/28! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Birthday Sloth

Hi peeps! Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving with your love ones. And, hope you score some good deals on Friday??

I spent my Friday working. This year, we received breaking record amount of cards for Caring Hearts Card Drive and honestly, none of us were prepared. Based on previous years result, we definitely never expecting the amount that we got this year.

Needless to say we all working like crazy to get thousands of cards sort & pack for the nursing home. We are so overloaded that we haven't finish counting all the cards, but we have at least 42,000 cards.

Now that I get that little update out, let's get on with my card for today. I love sloth. I think they have the sweetest smiling face. So, of course I have to have MFT Sweet Sloths stamp set along with its matching dies.

For the circle opening, I used MFT Peek A Boo Circle Windows. I think this card is just ooze with sweetness, don't you think? I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drop Sugared Almond.

Well peeps, that's all for me today. Short & sweet as I still have so much work to do. Thanks for stopping by here & enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Elf love

Hi everyone, Gladys here! Today I have this card for you using the new release from Neat and Tangled called Elfs and their shelf. The N&T releases have been amazing and always goes out of stock. These cuties are in stock right now so get them while it's still available. They also make great Christmas gift for a crafty friend.....just saying. :)  
For my card today I went with the traditional Christmas colors: red and green. For the background I blended a few distress inks. I used tattered rose for the lower half of the card panel and the top half is a combination of red colors: worn lipstick and festive berries.  I colored the elfs and stockings with copic markers and cut with coordinating dies. The fireplace is from My Favorite Things cut in light kraft card stock and colored in distress inks. I added wink of stella clear glitter pen onto the elfs hats, stockings and fire. For the sentiment I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

That is all from me today. I hope you all had a great Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. I'm sure you're all stuff with the delicious food that was prepared. It's also black Friday and of course Vanessa has an amazing sale going on. Stop by the shop and take advantage of 25% off going on until Monday 11/28. Happy Shopping!! See you back next week.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Almost Touchable Bows

Hello, all! It's Lynnea and I have another Christmas card for you! First, let me wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are celebrating with friends and family, donating your time at a soup kitchen, getting ready for some amazing sales, or one of the poor souls that have to work ( I feel for you! I was a manager at Target for a while! ) .... I wish you the happiest of days!

I have two cards to share today! But before I share them, be sure to head over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop for 25% your order (some exclusions apply) ! The sale is all ready going on and will go through Monday! Happy shopping!

I can't keep my hands off of the new Bells and Bows stamp set from Altenew! I love how realistic the images are! I feel like I can pick the bows right up off of the paper! I started by stamping both sizes of the bows all over the card bases. I used 3 colors of green and 3 colors of red...although my lightest color for the red bow is actually a very pale pink. There is an outline image that could be stamped to give an outline to the bows, but I chose to leave it out. My bows are not perfectly aligned, but I don't think it matters. They look okay to me!

After I stamped the bows I pulled out an older set from Winnie & Walter called The Big, the Bold, and the Merry. I wanted a bold, black sentiment, so I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and covered it with some Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder. I flicked on some gold paint (because I just need gold on all of my Christmas cards!) and the cards are done! Really those amazing bows and the big sentiment do all the work for me!

I wasn't going to share both of these cards because I only actually like one of them! But my husband liked the other one better, so I thought I'd share both! Which one do you think is my favorite? Which one is your favorite?

I hope you have a great holiday and don't forget to pick up some early Christmas gifts for yourself over in the shop! I just received an order jam packed with goodies that I can't wait to play with! I'll be sharing some more projects soon!  Bye for now!