Friday, November 24, 2017

Beary Christmas!

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving full of family, friends, and good eatin’! And make sure to head to the shop for some killer Black Friday deals!! Including the ever so adorable  Polar Pals from MFT.  I know I shared my love for them last week but I just can’t get enough of them! Check out the latest card made using the cuddly polar bear-

I first created the inlaid die cut background using PPP’s Merry Christmas Script die and white paper. I  layered th panel onto some red paper and a kraft cardbase. Red, white, and kraft is my favorite holiday color scheme. Then I popped up the bear after Copic coloring him along with a punny heat embossed sentiment and a few sequins.

Happy Friday and make sure to steal some deals!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Have a Merry Christmas Deer!

Hi everyone, Jenny here.  I hope you're all having a wonderful Thanksgiving for those of you that celebrate it.   I'm certainly looking forward to stuffing my face with Turkey later!!

This week I have not one but two cards, using the most wonderful christmas/wintery/fall type background stamp I think that ever existed (note: opinions are my own and in no way reflect the views or opinions of Butterfly Reflections Ink ☺☺☺☺).  It's the Hero Arts Forest and Deer Background stamp.  This was released I think early this year, but honestly it's so versatile and impactful, you just gotta get it!

To create the cards I used Distress Oxide Ink in Iced Spruce.  I used Oxide for two reasons - one, I'm stamping on dark green cardstock and the Oxides act more like pigment ink (they're opaque) and show up really well on dark cardstock.   And 2) they stay sticky long enough to heat emboss without adding any additional embossing ink.

I inked up the background stamp and stamped twice using my MISTI for each card, on both white cardstock and dark green cardstock. I then sprinkled sparkly clear WOW! embossing powder over the top and heat embossed.   I then adhered the panels direct to a matching card base. 

The sentiments are by Altenew using the Holiday Script Words dies cut from glitter cardstock (on the green card I used white glitter cardstock).  I stamped the sentiments in Versamark onto a scrap of leftover dark green cardstock using Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder, trimmed and popped up on foam tape.  The sentiments are from this fantastic Happy Holidays set by Altenew.

I think you could totally change the sentiments on these cards to make them less christmassy and more wintery/fall themed.  I just love this background stamp so much!! 

Jenny x

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jingle All the Way

Well, hello, again, Re-Inkers!  It's Andrea back to share a fun Christmas card featuring the oh-so-adorable reindeer from Pretty Pink Posh's Reindeer Friends set.

Sometimes I like to imagine story lines for my cards.  For this card, poor Rudolph has been hard at work wrapping and stacking presents for Christmas Eve while the other reindeer enjoy a game of leap frog over his hard work.  Not cool, I say, but so darn cute!

All of the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.  To create the stack of presents, I first created masks from Stamping Masking Paper.  Once I had all of my presents stamped, I masked them to work on my background, which I created with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks.

After everything was colored, I added details with a white gel pen and lots of sparkle with clear Wink of Stella (I know, big surprise, right?).  I also added just a dab of Glossy Accents to Rudolph's nose.  I heat-embossed in gold a sentiment from Reindeer Friends and adhered the background to a black card.  Those adorable deer were popped up with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  For all of my American friends, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lawn Fawn - Thanksgiving Feast

Hi everyone!!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the US so I thought it would be fun to create a fun Thanksgiving card using the adorable Forest Feast Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn.  All products I used today to create this card are available over at Butterfly Reflections Ink.  Here's my card:

To create this card, I first cut a rectangle out of some Canson XL watercolor paper using the Wonky Rectangles Dies from MFT.  I then did some light inking with my Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink.  I then lightly spritzed the panel with some water from my distress sprayer to create that fun distressed effect.  Next I stamped my images from the Forest Feast Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my Detailer Water Brush.  I then cut my images out using the coordinating Forest Feast Lawn Cuts Dies and then placed the critters onto my panel.  I stamped the sentiment onto my panel using some black ink and then adhered the panel to a standard A2 sized notecard.  For a finishing touch, I added some Metallic Gold Confetti Mix Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a finishing touch.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thank you all so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!!!  Hugs, Christine

Monday, November 20, 2017

Harvest Blessings Card and Tag - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite Holiday.  For me, it is all about family, and friends (and food!)  This year, I am blessed to be spending it with my parents and also some really good friends.  Of course we will have lots of food too!  

For today's project I made a card and a matching tag, since this will be given to our Thanksgiving Hostess this year (Mom).  I made the tag to put on a bottle of wine as a hostess gift. 

I started by twice stamping the beautiful cornucopia image and leaves from Sweet and Sassy Harvest Blessings stamp set.   It's a great little set, perfect for this occasion.  I colored everything with Copic markers.  I cut out the cornucopia and the leaves.

On the card, I took a piece of watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color the background.  I used Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves.  I dried it with my heat gun, and then used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die to cut it out.

I heat embossed the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from Altenew With Gratitude Stamp set using Gold embossing powder.  I wound some gold thread loosely around my fingers and taped it to the back of the cut out Cornucopia image and then added Scotch foam tape and mounted the entire piece on my background.

This shaker tag is a little different, because it is see through.  For the tag, I cut out the 2 shaker tags using the Dotted Shaker Tag set from Studio Katia.  I adhered some Judikins clear acetate in each window and on one tag, I added two layers of Scotch Foam tape.  I filled the shaker with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and put the two tags together.  I added my second colored Cornucopia to the front and I stamped the "thanks" from Studio Katia Giving Thanks stamp set on clear acetate using black Stazon ink. I cut it out and mounted the sentiment on the top of the tag. I added a ribbon that will slip over a bottle of wine to dress up my gift.

That is all for today!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week, and I will see you next Monday!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

Coralynn here with a Christmas card to jumpstart or inspire your holiday card making.  I am in full holiday mode, making cards like a mad woman.  Every year I tell myself that I will make more holiday cards and every year it seems to sneak up on me and I don't get done what I've wanted.  So I have at least 16 done and counting.

Now on to my card.

I took a white cardstock panel and cut out the snowflakes. I then glued a piece of acetate to the back and added all the little inside pieces to the snowflakes. I took the positive die cuts and added them to the panel to give it some interest.

With a piece of watercolour paper, I blended different blue distress oxide inks and added some water splatters and adhered it to an A2 sized card base.  I added foam tape to the back and added that to the ink blended panel.

I stamped the sentiment with blue ink to match the blue background and sprayed the entire front with a perfect pearls water mix to give it lots of shimmer. You can't really see it in these pictures but it is really pretty!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

May Your Christmas Be Merry

Hello again, Butterfly Ink-ers!   Kimberly here today to share a cozy Christmas card using supplies from some of my favorite companies!   This time of year is filled to the brim with awesome new holiday releases and things we just HAVE to have, am I right?!   

I began by stamping and die cutting the lovely poinsettias with a variety of Altenew ink colors - they are perfect for layering stamps because they take the guesswork out of figuring out which colors will go nicely together!  

I set the die cuts aside and stamped several backgrounds - first the wood grain and then the plaid.   I added silver embossing to my plaid background for a little shine!   Next, I die cut a scalloped rectangle from patterned paper (and die cut an additional rectangle from that) and inked the edges just a bit.

Finally, I die cut the merry sentiment, inked it with Versamark ink and added silver embossing powder.  I did this twice to get a nice thick and solid coating.   

To put it all together, I layered all of the pieces onto a red card base and stamped and heat embossed the rest of the sentiment.  I absolutely love how this card turned out - rustic and cozy, and all the things I love about Christmas!   

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card - you can find all of the supplies I used linked below!   Have a fabulous weekend!