Monday, September 26, 2016

Everyone Deserves...

Good Morning!!!  I'm back with a new card featuring Concord and 9th products, some older, some new!!
As soon as I looked at the Give Thanks stamp set,  I instantly gravitated toward the leaf image that looks like a heart.  I also used the Friend Like You Dies.

I really struggle with color combinations so I used one of the Distress Ink Recipes.  Recipe #5 to be exact. Those colors are Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw and Stormy Sky.



I only inked up the edge and stamped directly onto some Watercolor Paper and smoothed the ink out with my water brush.

After stamping the entire background in this way, I added a few layers using the same inks with less water so the color was more intense.


Without taking apart the dies, I die cut the Friend Like You dies in the middle of the panel.  And look at all the prettiness that was left over!!


I also used the scallop frame from MFT's Blueprints 27 to cut down my watercolored piece.  I was careful to centre the die because I was hoping to use the leftover, outer piece to make a second card.

I backed the sentiment with some black cardstock to make it pop against the background, added a bit on Clear Wink of Stella to the pink "hearts" and adhered it to a white card base. And added some Matte White Enamel Dots.   And here it is, my finished card...


I hope you enjoyed my card for today!!  And as always, thank you for stopping by and HAPPY MONDAY!!!

LAURIE










Sunday, September 25, 2016

September Guest Designer - Lysa Roher

Hello and good morning!

Please enjoy last post with out AMAZING and incredibly talented September Guest Designer for Butterfly Reflections Ink: Lysa Rohrer! Her coloring of these amazing kiddos really brought them to life!! Enjoy and please leave a comment telling Lysa how much you ADORE her!!


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Hello! Lysa here again with you today for my final guest DT post.  But first, big HUGE thanks to Vanessa and the Butterfly Reflections, Ink team for allowing me to join them for the month! 

Now, onto my card... I decided since this weekend was the start of the next Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop that I would play along! I had been eyeing these sweet Neat & Tangled sets, and finally got my hands on them- Big Bold Brew & Say Yes to Donuts


I stamped and masked the boy & the big mug (where can I find a mug that size?!) using my Mini MISTI, then stamped the girl so the donut was just slightly behind coffee cup, colored them with Copic markers, added some stickles for the sprinkles, and fussy cut the image out. I went through my stash of scraps of patterned paper and found a few coordinating prints and adhered them in the bottom corner, added the stamped images on foam tape, heat embossed the sentiment, and finished off my card by adding faux stitching around the card, and on some of the patterned papers.

I had a blast designing for Butterfly Reflections this month... until next time! :) 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wishing You Tons of Fun

Hi peeps. How's it going? It's me, Vera, here today. As you may or may not know, I am a fan of cute stuff and today's card is no exception. I am playing with one of my favorite MFT set, the Adorable Elephant set.



I start by die-cutting the triangles and coloring them with various inks, then adhere them quite randomly. I am quite into this color combo lately. There were a couple cards on my blog post recently using this color combo thought in slightly softer tone. That's what I love about playing with cover up dies, you could really play with the positive parts. Now, from graphic element we transition to the cute element of the card.

I love elephant. They're such majestic creature. While writing this post, I just realized that I have stuff animal version of all animals I love, but I don't have elephant, yet. Need to tell hubby to fix this shortage in my stuff animal collection. Hah!! Back to the card, to anchor the elephant, I stand him on some grass. To  make the grass, I use Die-namics Mini Fringe combined with Die-namics Grassy Fields. Then add the elephant. That's it. Oh yes, I also cover the balloon with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle marker. A little shimmer on a card is always good in my book.

That's all from me for today, peeps. I hope this card makes you smile & may your weekend be an awesome one. Cheers....

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Howl-O-Ween

Good morning everyone! Are you glad today is Friday? I am. :)

Gladys here with a Halloween card for you today. Do you celebrate Halloween where you're from? In Hawaii it is a huge thing for the kids to dress up and go trick or treating. I don't dress up but I do like seeing people in their costumes except for the scary ones. The costumes on my card is nothing but scary. I used Lawn Fawn new stamp set called Happy Howloween which is available in the shop. The stamps include 3 dog images and various costumes. I love the hot dog costume but unfortunately I didn't use it on this card but will definitely make it's way onto a future project. I also used an older stamp set called Happy Haunting.
 For my background I colored it with distress inks: dusty concord, abandoned coral, mustard seed, and black soot. The dogs, costumes and haunted house were colored with Copic markers. I die cut the dogs and costumes using the coordinated dies which is also available in the shop. I noticed with Lawn Fawn stamps it's a good idea to get the coordinating dies because some of the images are really small and fussy cutting them can be difficult. Whoever thought of coordinating dies is a genius and made my life so much easier! I adhered double sided foam tape onto the images for added dimension. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. To complete the card I cut the largest stitch rectangle frame from black cardstock to frame the card panel.
That is all for me today. Now I need to go shop for my kids costumes. What will you dress up as this Halloween?

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest

Hello, all! I hope you won't be too angry that I'm bringing you another Lawn Fawn card today! I promise that next time I'll use another company...but I had this idea and I couldn't let it go! You'll have to tell me what you think! And remember that you can get the items I've used on this card in the Butterfly Reflections, Inc Shop!




Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because I just love the colors! Deep oranges, yellows, and reds are just gorgeous!

I started with THIS Lawn Fawn stamp set. I stamped the scarecrow with THIS ink and heat set it so that I could do some water coloring with Distress Inks. I used THIS red, THIS blue, THIS orange, THIS yellow, and some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. While I had my Versafine black ink out I stamped my sentiment on to a strip of cardstock and distressed the paper with Antique Linen after cutting some banner ends. THESE dies are available for cutting out the scarecrow.




Next, I used THIS ink to stamp my pumpkins and sunflowers all over my watercolor card base. I sprinkled on some copper embossing powder (although it's not what I used, THIS powder is quite similar). I heat set the powder and did some more Distress Ink water coloring. I used the same orange and yellow as before (THIS and THIS). The brown is Gathered Twigs. 




I popped up the scarecrow and the sentiment banner with some foam tape. You could definitely add some shimmer to this card, but I decided against it. I struggle with cards for guys and I think this is one I could send to some of my male friends! 

Again, don't forget to visit the SHOP for the products I've used on this card! I'll see you again soon! 

Lynnea

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hay, Girl! Hay!

Good morning, friends! It's Cassie here with a couple cards for you today. I'm one of the many who were drooling over the new My Favorite Things release, so today I used two sets for the same card design.

I followed Jennifer McGuire's example and started by cutting my cardstock to 3 1/2 by 11. Then you score the paper at 4 inches from one edge and 2 1/2 inches from the opposite edge. The flaps overlap and that will be where you place your die to cut the opening flap. I used the Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner dies. I made sure that the two flaps were over lapping where the die was going to makes the cuts. After the cuts were made I started stamping.
For this card I used the Llama Love stamp set's cactus images to create a pattern for the background. To color them in I used multiple green Copic combinations. I stamped, colored in, and fussy cut one of the llamas. I LOVE these adorable llamas. I think this is probably my favorite stamp set to date for MFT! Next I took the Stitch Line Circle die and colored it with an orange Copic marker for a pop of color. It's hard to see in this picture, but it gave a good point of interest! Then I stamped the sentiment on some kraft cardstock, cut it down and adhered it to the top flap.
For the second card I did nearly the exact same thing. I used the Harvest Buddies stamp set. I used the adorable raccoon, and nature scene building images. The sentiment I used was too big to place the same way as the first one so I put it on the bottom flap instead.
Alright! That's it for me today. I hope your all having a great hump day! I'm going to head back to the craft cave and keep working with my new MFT haul! Did you get anything from the new release? If so what?! I'll see you all again soon with another card :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Birthday Bear Hugs


My local zoo was the delightful recipient of two orphaned Kodiak bears from Alaska, and they are thriving in their new environment. They are so fun to watch! These two little guys from Wplus9's Curious Forest Friends stole my heart and I had to have this set to create with! If you are in love with cute critters, this stamp set is for you too!

Karen B. from The Bald Dragonfly here showcasing a clean and simple creation. I started by stamping and then masking the two cute bears from Curious Forest Friends and then watercoloring a light sky background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and Zig Markers. I removed the masks and colored the leaves and bears with Zig Markerss, adding a few details with the Uniball Signo White Pen. I trimmed the panel, being careful to cut around the legs and belly of the bottom bear. Before adding the panel to a white card base that had been stamped with My Favorite Thing's Forest Friends, I added two bordering strips from this really cool and thin Black and White Stripes Washi Tape (the price on this can't be beat!). I finished the card with a few enamel accents created with Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black.