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!

Christine   


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!
Peace,
Jacquie

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hello, again!  It's Andrea today with a Halloween card.  Now, I have to confess I'm not a huge Halloween fan (I don't do scary.), so I don't really send out cards for that holiday.  However, I DO take my kiddos trick-or-treating, and the Happy Haunting set by MFT Stamps reminded me of them and their friends.


Are you ready for another confession?  I filmed the making of this card with the idea of having a video for you, buuuuuut something with screwy with my camera and quite a bit of my footage either did not record or was erased.  Total bummer, I know - sorry! (I mean you don't get to watch me make all of my mistakes, but I'll share some of them with you anyway. ;) )

As you can probably guess, this card took alot (I mean like 3+ hours alot!) of stamping, masking and coloring, but don't you think it was totally worth it?  I do!  All of my images were stamped with my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink and masked with Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper.  

To create my background, I first masked where the sky would meet the grass with Post-It tape and then used my Mini Ink Blending Tool and Mini Ink Blending Foam and ink-blended with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I moved the mask to cover up the grass and worked on the sky.  I die-cut some more masking paper with a circle die and used the negative mask to create the glow around the moon with Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed distress inks.  In hindsight, I wish I had not used the mask so there wouldn't be such a harsh line around the moon.  Live and learn, right?


After removing the negative circle mask, I covered the yellow with the leftover circle mask and ink-blended the sky.  Around the moon, I used Seedless Preserves and then changed over to Chipped Sapphire.  I went over all of that - lightly - with Black Soot.  While my masks were in place, I flicked on some water (Not very successfully:  Apparently XpressIt paper, which is great for Copic coloring, does not allow distress inks to react very well with water.  Another lesson learned!) and then some watered-down white paint to create stars.

Finally, I removed all of the masks, heat-set the background, and got to the fun part - Copic coloring!  Unfortunately, all of the masks didn't stay where they were supposed to, so my distress inks colored some of my stamped images.  Luckily, I was able to correct that (mostly) with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I die-cut the panel with MFT Stamps' Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX dies and mounted it to a white card.  I added some details with a white gel pen and some sparkle with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, sprinkled on some clear embossing powder, and heat-set it.  After popping the sentiment up with foam tape, I thought it looked a bit blah, so I added some hand-drawn details with a Copic multiliner.

That's all from me today.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Video Tutorial - Lawn Fawn - Costume Party

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 Lawn Fawn products and Distress Oxide inks.  I created a video tutorial of how I created today's card and you can view that here:
(To view on YouTube, click HERE)

And here are some pictures of my card:



To create the background, I used the following Distress Oxide inks: Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink, and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to blend my ink colors together to create a fun night sky for trick or treating :) I added some white stars to the background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints
I then stamped out all my images from the adorable Costume Party Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn.  I painted all of the images with my Zig markers and my Detailer Water Brush.  I then cut the images out using the Coordinating Costume Party Dies.  I then used the new Birch Trees Dies from Lawn Fawn to cut some trees out of black cardstock for a fun spooky Halloween feel.  I also cut out some grass using some green cardstock and the Grassy Hillside Border Dies from Lawn Fawn.  I then put my scene together by adhering the trees and grass 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. 

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!

Christine   


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sending Sunshine Sunflowers


Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Jacquie, back again to share a pretty fall floral card.  Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers.  I love a bouquet of them in my house, it just feels so welcoming.






My card today is deceptively simple and easy to make.    I stamped this pretty Sunflower image from StrawberryJude Stamps  on a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of white cardstock, using the new Copic friendly ink from Altenew.  This ink is my new favorite ink for alcohol based markers.  It stamps perfect, dark and crisp every time!  I colored the Sunflower with my Copic markers.  I used the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies from My Favorite things to create a pretty edge at the top of my card. 




I took an A2 sized piece of Kraft cardstock and put it in my MISTI tool. I stamped the Sunflower image on the edge of my Kraft Cardstock, and then inserted the colored card panel in the MISTI and stamped it a second time so that it would line up from the kraft cardstock on to the white panel.  I stamped around a few sides this way.  I used Altenew Limestone crisp ink, because it is a great neutral to go with this card.  Once I carefully lined up my top stamped layer with my base stamped layer, I glued them together.





I cut a banner using the Lawn Fawn banner die out of white cardstock, and then I colored it with a Copic marker.  Once the ink was good and dry, I stamped the “Sending you Sunshine” greeting on the banner and then adhered it to the card. 
I finished off my card using a few of these droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for today!  Be sure to click on the links to find all the products I used.

Have a great weekend!
Peace,

Jacquie