Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I KNEAD YOU by MY FAVORITE THINGS

Hello everybody, Nicky here with you today to share a card made with products from My Favorite Things with a Valentine's Day theme.


I have used the super adorable I Knead You stamp set.  I selected this snoozing cat.  I stamped, die cut and watercolor painted the cat and the little perch it is on.   I then took the card panel and die cut it using the Stitched Triple Peek-a-boo Die   I love this die and I have so many plans for it in the future, I think it is a really good one to add to your die stash!  I saw the circles it creates and decided they could be dream bubbles.  My cat is dreaming of fish, mice and balls of yarn - all the things that she loves.  I repeat stamped and delicately watercolor painted all of these onto the 3 die cut circles.





I popped the stitched panel up with dimensional foam tape and recessed the dream bubbles and then applied my cat on her perch also with the foam tape.   The little bubbles drifting up from her were hand drawn and then I stamped and applied the sentiment.  The final touches were some sequin accents and then I highlighted a couple of areas on the cat using the Uni-Ball Signo White Pen.

There you have it, a very sweet slightly non-traditional Valentine's Day card.  I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own and remember to swing by Butterfly Reflections Ink to find all your card and scrapbooking needs from the ever growing selection of lovely supplies.  Please come and follow me on Instagram #nickynoocards and Pinterest and my Facebook Page for all of my projects past, present and future.  Have yourself a wonderful day and I'll see you this time next week with another card.

Nicky x

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter colors with Altenew!

Happy Monday! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing a thank you card featuring Altenew! I don't know about you, but when January and February are around I need flowers!


I rarely use blues and purples, but I felt the choices were fitting for a winter thank you.  I started with Bristol cardstock because I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I cut the base panel with Avery Elle Wonky Stiches Rectangle die - this is one of my favorite dies for base panels.  I lined up my stamps from Altenew's Beautiful Day to make sure I liked the placement before stamping the leaves, and small flowers in the background.  I stamped them using my Misti Stamp Tool with VersaMark Ink and then Silver embossed my images.  I then stamped my largest flower on another piece of Bristol also using VersaMark and silver embossing powder to cut it out and pop it up using foam tape.

I usually just use my Zig markers and blend them together, but I wanted a lighter watercolor feel for this project.  I started with my blues at the base of the big flower and worked the color out with my water brush. Once that dried, I began with the purple and I then did the background flowers and leaves.  I used 036(Light Blue), 031(Cobalt Blue), 083(Lilac), 080(Violet), 045(Panel Green) and 047(May Green). For the sentiment - from Altenew's Adore You - I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink (my favorite for sentiments). I cut a card base also from Bristol paper, I wanted the color to match and the weight of Bristol is great for a card base! The sequins are a mix of sequins from Taylored Expressions.

Have a great week! Thanks for taking the time :)
Kim






Sunday, January 15, 2017

Who Doesn't Love Happy Mail?!?!?!

Hi, there! It's Rebekah here today sharing a card I made using Lawn Fawns Happy Mail Lawn Cuts.

It may sound a bit strange but I have always had a thing for mailboxes.. I have an antique French mailbox I plan to hang inside my house as soon as I find the perfect spot for it! Maybe its the anticipation of happy mail that makes me love them, I don't know. But that is why I when I saw this mailbox die I knew I had to have it!



This die is super cool, too! Its easy to put together...actually, all that is required is a few folds. It is perfect for filling with lots and lots of happy 'mail'!

I used the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail Lawn Cuts and stuffed it full of letters stamped and die cut from the Love Letters stamp set and Love Letters Dies.  I also couldn't resist having that little bird popping out of the mailbox! I also added a few letters at the bottom of the scene!



I created the scene inside the Wonky Windows die from My Favorite Things. I also used the Rolling Hills die and the Grassy Hills.

I thought this card needed some pattern so on the gray cardstock base I stamped the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp also from My Favorite Things.



These dies and stamp set are perfect for Valentine's Day. Included in the stamp set is a Valentine's Day sentiment, but also included are a number of sentiments which can be used year round. I will be using these products again soon!!!

Keep an eye on My Blog and my Instagram to see more projects created with products from the Butterfly Reflections Ink Store!



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sending Smiles

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing a super fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Love Letters. There are so many ways to use this cute set! I decided to the two birds in this set needed a little face time. :) 


I started the card by stamping the two birds and coloring them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies from the set to cut them out. Next I stamped the cell phone from the set. The birds are stamped again in each other's cell phones. Aren't they cute? 

To create the colorful mountains I started by die cutting them out using the Stitched Mountain Borders from Lawn Fawn. I blended Distress Ink to color the mountains. I used Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.


To create the fun dotted window opening I used Avery Elle's Rectangles Dies and finished my card with the stamped sentiment.

I love this fun stamp set and can't wait to create more!


Friday, January 13, 2017

You're My Favorite Little Nut

Hey friends! It's Christy here with my first post for Butterfly Reflections Ink, and I can't tell you how excited I am to be here! BRI is my faaaaavorite online store (Vanessa ROCKS, don't you agree?) and it feels awesome to be a part of this amazing team.

In case you don't know me, I blog, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as Christy Gets Crafty, and I loooove polar bears, squirrels, and birch trees. So of course, I had to feature one of those things on my very first design team project! The recently released My Favorite Nut set by Neat & Tangled just captured my heart, as I'm sure it did for many of you. This set is chock full of adorable squirrels and squirrel-y accessories and super cute sentiments!


I paired it with the lovely Floral Heart stamp and watercolored everything with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then I die cut just the inside portion of the heart with the matching dies to create a window. To frame up my focal panel I used the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics, then popped it up with foam tape over some patterned paper from the Heart Day 6x6 by Crate Paper. I even did some fun stamping on the inside, but you'll have to watch the video to find out what it is! I hope you enjoy it. Have an amazing day!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Believe In Magic.....

Happy Thursday everyone !
Mayra here with my first post as a design team member !!
Woo~Hoo I am so happy and excited to be part of this wonderful team !
For my card today I used the pretty fairies from
stamp set . 

 I began by die cutting two pieces of white cardstock using the 
I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet , Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick  
to create the background for my card 
I then cut out a circle on what would be the first layer of the card . 
 I stamped out my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink .
 I then colored them using my Copic markers. 
I heat embossed the sentiment from the set using VersaMark ink and White Satin embossing powder . I glued everything together and my card was done ! I loved coloring these images in and creating the background ! I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create . Thank you so much for stopping by . Wishing you all a wonderful and Blessed day . 

Mayra 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Warm Wishes, New Friends!

Hello! Rebekah here with my first post to the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog!

I live in Western Pennsylvania and we have been blessed with a mild winter so far.  Although, I am sure cold winds and lots of snow are just around the corner. I created this card with that in mind.



The image on this card is by Little Darlings called Winter-Cuppa. I just love it! Not only is that little girl and polar bear absolutely adorable but the image is huge! It just about fills up an entire A2 card. I used  Stitched Cloud Edge Dies above the image which I think adds a nice decorative touch.

I used Blueprints 29 by My Favorite Things and Blueprints 25 also by My Favorite Things to create the layered mats on this card. These die sets are by far my most used items in my crafting stash! I use them on almost every card.



But of course I could not leave it at that!  I also used the  Flicker Heart to add even more detail behind the image, which is colored with copic markers, by the way. The die is long rather then wide so I had to re position the die and run it threw my die cutter about 4 times in order to cover the entire blue piece of cardstock.



For the sentiment I used  Paper Smooches Warm Wishes Die. I die cut white craft foam and mounted the card stock to it using Multi Matte Medium  and  then curved it around the polar bear. I was surprised how easy it was to curve this otherwise straight sentiment!

I also had to add Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White to the snowflakes! Love the added detail and slight shine they add to this card!

I am thrilled to be part of this team and even more thrilled to get the chance to show all of you the products available here at Butterfly Reflections Ink!

I post to My Instagram Account a number of times a week and sometimes even a number of times a day! I also have blog and have started making a video  every now and then! You can check that out here - Confessions of an Over-Inker. I have a haul video up now that has all the products I will be working with this month from Butterfly Reflections Ink. I would love to get to know all of you a little better so please drop by and say hi!!

Hugs,
Rebekah